With the goal of building new friendships and sustaining the community spirit the Greenwich Youth Football league instills, the GYFL had its a first-ever ice skating night on Feb. 28 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. The two-hour event was titled – Night On The Ice. The youngsters showed off their skating skills – some for the first time – with players, coaches and families from all six GYFL teams in attendance. Also at the special event were members of the Greenwich High varsity football team, including some of the new captains, Kerry Gavin, who served as an assistant coach of the Cardinals, and Bobby Walker from the Boys and Girls Club. The fun night provided the players, coaches and families the opportunity to get to know each other a little better off the field. Some of the high players in attendance are football mentors to the young athletes. It was a great chance for them to see each other as they move up and prepare for their next level of play this fall.
Photo of GYFL players courtesy of Michael Manning.
Hi everyone, My Name is Archer and I wanted to share something that I have been working on. As some of you may know I'm really into science, especially pathogens. I'm also really interested in causes they help people, which is how I found the "Nothing But Nets" project. I was invited to be a United Nations Champion for Nothing But Nets and have be working on an art project with friends at the Boys and Girls Club to raise awareness for the cause. The project will be installed this summer and I will invite you to come take a look. Until then I would like to share sometime about the project.
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $56 million to help deliver more than 9 million bednets to families in need. Campaign partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Major League Soccer’s MLS W.O.R.K.S. It costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bednet, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease.