State, County, Community Leaders and Partners,
I am a PROUD Team Parent of the Greater Metropolitan Youth League (GMYFL) / AAU Upper Marlboro Patuxent Rhinos 8-youth Football Team. We are very excited about our 2013 football season. Thus far, it has been a successful year for our young men.
Due to their successful season the team has been invited to participate in the 2013 AAU Tackle Football National Championship Presented by AASI - Amateur Athletic Sports International December 4th-8th at the Orlando, Florida Citrus Bowl to represent our State of Maryland.
My goal as a proud parent is to reach out to OUR community and raise funds in efforts of sending our future leaders to the National Championship and PROUDLY represent our AWESOME State of Maryland and Prince George’s County while playing a sport each of them so desire.
Unfortunately, we are financially challenged in transporting 20 team players to compete. We currently have a contract held by Universal Bus Charter in the amount of $6,239 (travel, gratuity and accommodation for two drives). The company is requiring a full payment by December 2, 2013. Thus far, we have successfully raised more than 50% of our goal. Our efforts have been reaching out to our community and providing yard leaf removal services in the Upper Marlboro, Marlton Estate Community. The neighbors graciously donated as many mentioned, “You don’t see young men like this often – willing to work hard to reach their goal”. Thus far, we have successfully raised $3,340 due to the hard work of these wonderful young men and their parents. However, we are still short by $2,900.
Our 8 youth (8-9 years olds) Upper Marlboro, Patuxent Rhinos football team is reaching out to our State, County, Community Leaders and Partners to assist us in successfully achieving our financial goal by sponsoring our team with a donation. We will gladly accept any funding offered… Our mission quote, "One Dollar - One Step".
Many of our young men have been playing football since they were 6 years old and have only dreamed of playing football for the National Championship. It has become a reality through their commitment, dedication and hardwork!!!!!
Thank you for reading about our journey. It has been tough i.e. game day, practice, school, work, home-work/home-work review… but, WE PREVAILED TOGETHER as ONE TEAM!!!!! Your consideration is truly appreciated. We hope to hear from you soon.
If, you are interested in attending a great game, we are competing this Saturday for the Prince Georges Championship aka "Metro Bowl". It will be held at 3:30pm located at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex 8801 Sheriff Road Landover, Md 20784.
By the way we won the game 12 to 0
Youlondia R. Armstead
"A Proud Parent of the GMYFL, 8u Upper Marlboro Patuxent Rhinos"