Thank you to Wind Creek " Good To Go" Food Truck for coming out on Friday, April 22, 2016. Wind Creek donated $900 from sales to SFSA!
SFHS Football Camp date change - July 12-13 from 4-6pm.
The SFSA Board has started the petition "Support youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments in Spanish Fort parks and fields" and needs your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:
Here's why it's important:
The city of Spanish Fort, local business and the Spanish Fort Sports Association (SFSA) are missing out on significant revenue and economic benefits associated with weekend tournaments at Spirit Park. Nearly every other park in Baldwin County and the rest of the state embraces these type activities and understand that tournament promoters need make money to bring these events to their parks. The city of Daphne estimated between $2.5 and $3 million in economic impact due to tournaments and has plans to build an additional sports complex. The cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have a sports tourism department and estimated more than $20 million in economic impact per year. The city of Foley is spending $16 million to build a sport complex and is advertising it across the southeast.
The direct cash inflows to their youth sports programs from concessions or other revenue sharing arrangements allow them to keep fees low for rec programs and fund their local team in outside tournaments while purchasing and maintaining equipment. A weekend tournament will normally consist of 10 to 30 teams which translates into 300 to 1000 people spending one or two days, shopping, eating and some staying in hotels in the local area.
Most cities have employees that work with tournament promoters and have city workers present at tournaments to maintain fields. SFSA is will take on this responsibility so tournaments will not cost the city any additional payroll or manpower and will keep the city fully informed of all activates scheduled at the park through the city parks department or other designee as directed.
You can sign the petition by clicking here.
SFSA Board of Directors
Parents should hear from a coach this week, 9/6. Practice will start at the end of this week or the beginning of next.
Games start at the end of September.
SFSA will hold an equipment pick up for age groups 7u,8u, and 9u on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30- 7pm at the Spanish Fort Elementary Park. If you are unable to make it on Tuesday, equipment can be picked up the day of evaluations.
Football Evaluations will be held on July 30th at the SFE park starting at 8am.
All players need to make arrangements to attend.
***** We are still in need for head coaches for several age groups. Please contact us if you are interested in coaching a team.
2016 FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING DATES TO REMEMBER
SFSA will hold football evaluations for ALL players on July 30th at the Spanish Fort Elementary Park.
Age Groups should come at the following times:
Equipment will also be given out during this time.
Only registered players will be evaluated.
AUG 1ST- PRACTICE CAN START
SEPTEMBER 6- WEIGH IN
SEPTEMBER 10TH- SEASON STARTS
President - Tommy Hallmark
Vice President - Michael Larson
Treasurer- Christina Bolin
Secretary - Leigh Walker
Baseball - David Chapman
Softball - David Evans
Football - Pete DiMario
SFSA will hold a board meeting on August 10th at Spanish Fort Middle School at 6pm.
All Baseball games on 5/2/16 have been cancelled
UPDATES provided by 4PM whenever possible
SF Elementary Park
Football and Cheerleading