April 2018 Buffalo Buzz

Greenwood Newport Midget Football Association
PO Box 264
Newport, PA 17074

BUFFALO BUZZ – April 2018

Smurf Level (5-7) Peewee (8-9), Pony (10-11) and Midget (12-13) – Cannot be older than 13 years of age by April 30, 2018. Copy of birth certificate and physical is required, physicals MUST be done prior to our official start of the season on JULY 30, 2018.

Official 2018 Registration information
Registration Fees: $50.00 (one child per household); $80.00 (2 children per household); $100.00 (3 or more children per household).
Fundraising Buyout Fee: $100 buy out fee per child (up to $300.00 max per family) Will be returned once you have met your fundraising fee of $100 per player up to $300 a family (Usually in October)
Volunteer Fee: $45.00 Will be returned once you have volunteered at least 2 times at one of our 4 home games)

Official 2018 Season Practice
Pre-conditioning non-mandatory practice for all levels of football will be held during the weeks of July 16th and 23rd, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mandatory practice for cheerleaders and football players will begin on July 30th. The football practices for peewee through midget will run 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday until the start of school, at which point practices are Tuesday thru Thursday . Smurf practices will be three days a week prior to the start of school (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) then two days a week after that, on Tuesday and Thursday. Cheer practice is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (prior to start of school), then Tuesday and Thursday when school starts. Smurf cheer is ALWAYS Tuesday and Thursdays. Parents must assure that children are picked up promptly at the end of practices. All Executive Board Members, Coaches, Team Parents, Committee Chairpersons are all volunteers. We need to be respectful of their time, as they will be leaving the field at the end of the practice time. If a child cannot make practice, please contact a member of your child’s coaching staff. (Contact information will be handed out at the first practice from your coach.)

Code of Conduct:
All players, parents and coaches will be asked to sign a Code of Conduct

Football and Cheerleading Physicals:
All physicals must be current within one year by the start of the 2018 scheduled practices. If the one-year period expires during the 2018 season, a current physical is required. Physical forms must be handed in prior to the first regular season practice. Copy of player or cheerleader’s birth certificate is required for the 2018 season. You must provide a copy no later than the first scheduled season practice. A copy of birth certificate can be emailed to randrewsma@aol.com if your unable to photocopy them. Your child will not be rostered until all information is received per CFA.

Volunteering at Game Time:
This is mandatory. Home games will need volunteers to help with various preparations before, during and after the games. A sign-up sheet will be provided during registration and during the first week of practices. This is mandatory to volunteer AT LEAST 2 HOME GAMES, or you will not get your $45.00 check back.

Registration Refund Policy
Full refunds will be issued prior to the first day of “official season practice”. Refunds during the second full week of practice will be refunded the registration fee minus a $30.00 uniform reconditioning fee. No refunds during the third week of practice or thereafter.

Fund Raiser – Mandatory
Our fundraisers help buy uniforms, equipment, insurance fees, CFA dues, etc. We are requiring a fundraising buyout for the 2017 season. The cost is $100 per child. We will collect a check at registration. We will NOT cash the check until all fundraisers have ended.

At that point:
1. If you have met your fundraising requirements, the check will be returned to you
2. If you have met part of the requirements, the balance will be owed but the check collected for the full amount will be returned
3. If none of the fundraising requirement was met, the check will then be cashed. NOTE: All returned checks for insufficient funds will be turned over to the District Justice.

We are offering three types of fundraising opportunities
Gun raffle tickets – This is our best fundraiser ($10 per ticket goes towards your buyout)
Sub fundraiser though Sharar’s Grocery Store (usually yields about $2.00 profit per item sold)
Whoppie pie fundraiser $1.00 profit per item sold
Families can use one or all of these opportunities to reach their goals for the 2018 season.

Pictures are on August 14th at our field, individual, teams and group photo

Monthly GNMFA Business Meetings
These meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Millerstown Recreation Community Building (Across from the Millerstown Moose) until the beginning of practices at which the meetings will be held at the GNMFA field, by the concession stand, until the end of the 2018 football season.

GNMFA 2018 Executive Board Members:
Bob Huggins, President (717) 385-9551
Beckie Andrews, Vice President (717) 385-5721
Brandon Paul, Treasurer (717) 580-5735
Ang Dishman, Secretary (717) 881-6516
Billie Dudley, Cheer Director (717)658-3180

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