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LETTER: If Flyers Win Saturday, $45,000 Needed To Send Them to National Championship

Tomorrow, Nov. 26 Framingham Flyers 7th Grade Youth Football team will play in the New England Championship; a win sends then to Florida for the National Playoffs at a pricetag of $45,000.

The has already captured the , and for the first time ever has won the . 

They will battle for the New England Championship tomorrow, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. at Doyle Field in Leominster.
 
If they are victorious against the Hartford Wildcats from Connecticut, they will have punched their ticket to head to the National AYF Championship in Florida.

No team from Framingham or the Bay State League has ever gone this far.
 
These 31 boys and their coaches have not just succeeded, on the field but off the field, as well.

They have raised over 600 pounds of food for the food banks and shelters of Framingham and the Metro West area. . The . In addition, they helped send over 300 pound of contents in care packages to our troops in Afghanistan for the upcoming holidays. 
 
NOW, THESE KIDS NEED YOUR HELP.

The cost of taking the whole team to Florida for next week’s (Dec. 3-10) AYF National Championship will cost about $45,000. 

Between airfare, hotel, meals and ground transportation, as well as a tutor to help them with their homework while they are away from school.
 
Please help us send the kids to Florida. Give what you can and help send the boys off to the AYF National Championship.

Donations can be brought to at 500 Worcester Rd in Framingham, or to Shoes to Dye For, 1400 Worcester Rd in Natick.

Donations can be mailed to Framingham Youth Football and Cheering, PO Box 894, Framingham, MA 01701.

is a recognized Masachusetts 501(c)3 organization.
 
For more information please contact:
Ron Vallely - President Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading
508-872-4970
zuval@aol.com
 

Susan Petroni (Editor) November 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Congrats to the 7th grade Framingham Flyers football team who won the NE championship today!! Now onto nationals!!
Teresa November 27, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Do you know the final score - Congrats to the 7th Grade Flyers - best of luck in the National Championships!
Susan Petroni (Editor) November 27, 2011 at 02:38 AM
Final score -- 44-38 Framingham over Hartford. Patch will have more on Sunday!
Teresa November 27, 2011 at 03:02 AM
Congratulations Framingham Flyers! Our team lost to Hartford eariler in the tournament and I'm hoping that Hartford lost with more class than they won with, as we found them and their fans to be lacking in sportsmanship, before, during and after the game. We also had questions about the eligibility of a couple of their players, as they seemed much older than 12/13. In any case, sounds like it was a great game and a great win for the Flyers. Good luck in Florida!

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