Thursday, June 5, 2008
Mt. Pleasant football thanks contributors
The Mt. Pleasant Lions Football and Cheer Organization was formed in March of 2006 and was under the umbrella of the Mississippi Football League Program (parent organization, American Youth Football).
In January 2007, the Mt. Pleasant Lions Football and Cheer Organization was reorganized and is now under the direction of the Mississippi Football and Cheer League (parent organization, American Youth Football) to include our cheerleading component and restructured to where the league is governed by representatives from each team organization. Our program is a non-profit organization, and is dedicated to serving over 192 (in its two-year inception) youth in the surrounding areas of Mt. Pleasant, Byhalia, Slayden, Lamar, Red Banks, Holly Springs and Ashland in Mississippi as well as Collierville and Rossville in Tennessee.
The mission of our organization is to provide a healthy, safe and goal-oriented environment for both at-risk as well as academically-inclined youth within one community. With this in mind, it is our hope to build a stronger community by helping children today for a brighter tomorrow.
Our team achievements are as follows: Midget Division-2007 division champs; Bantam Division-2007 third place winners in regular and postseason; and Peewee Division-2007 first place winners in regular season and second place winner in post season.
Our community achievements are as follows, just to name a few – responsible for obtaining approval to reinstitute a junior high football program at H.W. Byers Attendance Center for the 2008-09 school year; responsible for kickstarting a major renovation project at H.W. Byers Attendance Center to include the construction of an athletic sportsplex which will include a football field, baseball field, and track; and noted for being the only organization of its type in Marshall County for the 2007 season.
Our 2007-08 business sponsors (contributed $1,500 or more) are as follows – GS Trucking & Landscaping Services-Gary Seldon, owner; and Marshall County Board of Supervisors-Eddie Dixon, president.
Our 2007-08 business sponsors (Contributed $300-$500) are BR Development (Marshall County Lumber), The Grove of Cayce residents, Mike’s Stop #1, Jack and Sara Byrd and Jeff and Ruth Ward.
Contributors/Donations ($250 or less) are Kellogg’s, Holly Springs-Marshall County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Cordova Heat & Air, David Solomon, Robert and Misty Welch, Royal Chapel CME Church, Carrier Employees, Lucy Carpenter, Cooper Truck Line, First State Bank, Sheriff Kenneth Dickerson, Superintendent Don Randolph, Annie Moffitt-Lucas, Lakesha Mason, Mt. Pleasant Petroleum, 3-Way Lumber and Club Emotion.
The Mt. Pleasant Lions Football and Cheer Organization would like to express our sincere appreciation to Rev. Johnny Wilson and the Royal Chapel CME Church Family for not only supporting us financially throughout our season, but for opening its doors to host our 2007 sports banquet. This is a true testament of your display of Christian principals and your commitment to the community.
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