MYFL holding first ever canned food drive on Nov. 22

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Maricopa Youth Football League (MYFL) doesn’t just play football and win championships. In addition to building teamwork, strength and discipline, they strive to build character in their players.

On Saturday, Nov.22, at the Ak-Chin ball fields from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the league will be holding its first ever canned food drive in conjunction with the end-of-the-year awards ceremony and celebration.

All MYFL families are being asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate. The food will be sent out to various local churches to help Maricopa families who may be experiencing difficult times due to the state of the economy.

According to Greg Johnston, head coach of the champion Junior Pee Wee Vipers team (see related story), “The reason we would like to do this is to do our part as a league to help build our community and help people less fortunate during this holiday time.”

“We at MYFL believe that your heart beats at its best when it’s beating for others. We want show our youth that giving to others and not always receiving is the way to live and is one more step towards becoming well-rounded, productive citizens who impact their communities, ” said championship winning Cougars head coach Larry Davis. (see related story)

MYFL acknowledges the tremendous support they have received during the past year. Now they are taking their turn and giving back in support of their community.

Community donations may be dropped off at the Ak-Chin ball fields on Nov. 22 or earlier at the Mail & Copy Plus in the Bashas’ Plaza.

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