image29

GYFL enjoys "Night On The Ice" event

 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.  

image30

 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.