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Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities (PRCF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Excel 2 Excellence Youth Football League (E2E) that will begin this fall. The partnership will promote youth fundamental development and drive performance on the field, in school and within the community. As a result of the partnership, participants in the city’s youth football program will have access to positive role models, from the NFL as well as accomplished community professionals. The role models will emphasis learning, playing and enjoying the sport while stressing the importance of academic achievement and community involvement.
E2E is a Richmond metropolitan community youth football organization that develops players’ skills and abilities with a focus on team by cultivating leadership characteristics and improved academic performance. Super Bowl Champion Michael Robinson, of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, established E2E in 2010.
“Opportunity is very important, and I want to help ensure that every child has their opportunity for success. Through this partnership, we will help city youth develop into the healthy, educated leaders of tomorrow,” said Robinson.
“Youth sports present a tremendous learning opportunity. Sports instill life changing character traits, such as teamwork, leadership, humility and fair play,” said Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. “With the E2E program, city youth will gain valuable insight from positive role models while competing for an opportunity to perform on a national stage.”
This fall, PRCF’s entire 14U division will play in the E2E league and be completely managed by E2E Football. PRCF teams will continue to play each other and will also play teams outside of the city with comparable skill levels. The PRCF team with the most wins will play in the E2E football playoffs with a chance to play in the Nationals in California against the Snoop Youth Football League. The E2E Football League is the exclusive partner with the Snoop Youth Football League.
All PRCF youth football divisions will play by E2E football rules and regulations this season as they prepare for full E2E program integration in the fall of 2019.
“This partnership will benefit Richmond’s youth for many years to come,” said Chris Frelke, director of the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities. “We are building a youth football league that teaches sustainable life skills and provides opportunities for tremendous success.”
For more information on the City’s Youth Football League, contact Ray Chavis, City’s Recreation Program Coordinator, at (804) 646-1084. For more information on the E2E Youth Football League, contact E2EYouthFootball@gmail.com.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 10:03 AM