By Bill Tamburrino
Ramona Youth Football League found a way to raise funds and have fun in the sun.
On a recent Saturday players, cheerleaders, coaches, board members and parents had a car wash at Auto Zone.
Every car that passed through got cleaned, but it appeared more soap and water got on the cleaners than on the cars.
When asked about that, Matt Curtis, the president of RYF responded, “We plan on teaching and playing clean football.”
Ramona Youth Football is an affiliate of American Youth Football and is in its inaugural season. RYF will field four teams and every team is named the Ramona Chargers.
The flag team is for athletes from kindergarten through second grade. The Pee Wee team will be composed of sixth-graders. The Junior Midget team is for seventh-graders, and the Midget team is for eighth-graders.
So far 85 athletes have signed up for the four teams and RYF is still accepting players. There is also a competition cheer program. Those interested may contact Maria Marquez, the director of eligibility, at 760-270-0328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RYF recently purchased 200 new uniforms.
Practice starts July 23 and the first game is on Aug. 25. All four teams will be in a round robin tournament in Menifee on Aug. 18.
RYF will be sponsoring a car show, Hot Ramona Nights, on Aug. 11. For more information check Ramonachargers.com.