I hope this is OK: JR Flyers Need Help

Discussion in 'Edgy's Lost His Mind Free Football Board' started by crusader_of_90, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:50 AM.

  1. crusader_of_90

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    To play for a national title in FLA.

    This season the Flyers beat all 10 teams they played. The Flyers captured the junior football league's Superbowl Championship on Sunday during a big game in St. Louis.

    Now the undefeated team from East St. Louis has its eyes on Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Flyers are the number one junior football team in Illinois and the seventh-best team in the nation.

    The Junior Flyers still need to raise $10,000 by Dec. 5 or they will not be able to travel to Florida for the national competition. The team hopes the community, which donated footballs and other supplies to them in the past, will step up again.
     
  2. Kevin JCHS 81

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    Be careful what National Title Event you sign up for. Not everybody plays by the same rules.

    We took the Wilmington Bobcat Varsity to one of these events in Florida (I think it was Fort Lauderdale) in 1983 (or 84) and we ended up playing against teams with 230# linemen and/or 15/16 year old kids.
     
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  5. crusader_of_90

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    I see you put your money where your mouth is - thanks, Gene!
     
  6. flyerforlife

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    Thanks Gene
     
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    Go get em boys, happy to support!
     
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    Come on fellas! They are just over halfway there.

    Glad to help out and Go Flyers.
     
  10. flyerforlife

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    I wish I was a social media wizard so i could figure out a way to promote that Gofundme. Has the local news (TV, Radio, Print) media picked up on this yet and promoted the donation site?
     
  12. crusader_of_90

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    The local NBC has, yes.
     
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    My guess is there is a local benefactor who will cover the outstanding balance, but let's make that a "non-comma" check for this person.
     
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    I’m in! Good luck boys! Bring home the title!
     
  15. crusader_of_90

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    I know four of the most recent supporters listed on the home page have come from this site!
     
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    Now this make all the trash talk worth it. I am excited to see the real side of you guys!! Illinois is the best and this site is awesome!
     
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    That’s a lot of candy bars to sell.
     
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    Happy to support this team!
     
  19. crusader_of_90

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    Nine of the last nine supporters have come from here ... assuming the fellow who posted "THE BROOK" imagery is CrossBones.
     
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    Keep them coming fellows. If it was your kid you'd want everyone on Edgy to be generous in their support. A lot of these kids have probably never been far from their hometown and I am sure they will enjoy the trip to Florida immensely.
     
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    One of my kids qualified for one of these "National Championships" one year. The team declined. Most of these championships are just money grabs. Baseball has one every weekend somewhere in the country. They are hollow titles. That team could probably find plenty of excellent youth teams to play up North.
     
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    Don't know about the money grab or any of that stuff. What i do know is that these young men need to be encouraged to see what is beyond their home town and that other folks care enough about them to help them get to that. Sometimes that experience is bigger than the football part.
     
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    Wow!! Some dude named Anonymous keeps finding money to donate. He’s looking in ashtrays, suit pockets, couch cushions and everywhere!! Props!!

    Great job Cru!!
     
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    Couldn’t pass up helping some fellow 618 brethren, so I donated. I know it’s been mentioned above but the experience, not even just the playing football, is well worth lending a helping hand. Thanks for posting this here. Normally I’d say all gas no brakes, but might that be dangerous for a bus ride all the way down to Florida
     
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    I agree with that. Just not the whole National title thingy.
     
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    Good luck to the young Flyers.

    Nice job, Cru. I'm in.
     
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    895 views on this thread???? We all have a lot to be thankful for especially around this great holiday of Thanksgiving. I'd like to think that the folks who follow Edgy and love HS football would help these young kids as a way of saying thanks for all they have in their lives.
     
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    I'm with gene let's make Edgy's board memorable. Famous quote from the movie Water Boy.....You can do it!!!
     
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    A local BND reporter donated - his message was, EDGY!
     
  31. The Outfit

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    whatever happened to baby boomer economics? or depression era way of doing things?

    If we cant afford it We dont go! Does that deny people opportunity or experience? Hell no! It builds character.

    I love seeing fancy cars and fancy shoes and the top video games and Iphones.... and peoples homes falling in on them. Priorities.

    i am sure I am going to get ripped for this. But just bothers me when i see all these travel teams with their tag days at the local jewel so they can travel cross country.
     
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    No ripping here, as you are entitled to your opinion. We are not talking adults here who know or should know better. We are talking about giving kids an opportunity to see other things outside their own neighborhood. Could be a life changing chance for some of them if what they learn on the football field is put into their daily lives. Working with others, team work and discipline all to accomplish a goal. Like I said earlier, these youngsters will get more out of the trip than just football games. Wish I had someone do the same for me when I was their age. When you look back on your life do you want to be a giver or a taker. I'd prefer to be a giver if it helps others less fortunate. Now you made me go back and donate again!
     
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    You’re an angry elf
     
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    not at all. Live like no one else so tomorrow u can live like no one elsel
     
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    Was that the Bolser and McWilliams era team?
     
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    Looks like the boys are still short by a bit. I’d love to donate again, but I don’t have too much money as a young as I am. But here’s what I’m willing to do; if anybody donates $5, I will make my account profile picture whatever they want for a week. For every increment of $10, I will go a whole month with the image. I’ll do it for multiple people, but whoever donates first get their image time first.If anybody has any similar offers/ideas, shoot them my way and I’ll probably be willing to do it since it’s for a good cause. I don’t know if this will draw in any more donations but it’s worth a shot. Hope this doesn’t break any board rules.

    Here are my rules:Nothing that’s going to get me kicked off this site or anything directed at anyone in a negative light or cause controversy. No impersonating others as well. To prove that you did donate add the phrase “Win it for Illinois’s 201st Birthday” on with your donation.
     
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    National title? Is this:
    Pop warner National title
    UYFL national title
    AFY National
    Western youth football national title
    NW California national title
    Bill George national title

    before anyone jumps on me I did donate a few dollars
     
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    I don’t want to see these kids miss out. I donated again.
     

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