Asbury Park New Jersey is but one square mile. A seaside community, nestled in New Jersey’s central coast. Known for being the birth-place of Bruce Springsteen; home of the Legendary Stone Pony as well as its amazing beach, shops and nightlife, it is now being put on the map for another great reason. Football. Pop Warner Football to be exact.
This journey started approximately seven years ago. A group of then aged 7 year old boys joined the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football’s Mitey Mite Program. Over the next seven years, coming up through the ranks to arrive at the Midget rank, this team has persevered. Under the skillful guidance and tutelage of several coaches, the addition and subtraction of a few players, several triumphs & tribulations, the recipe for success was finally tweaked to perfection.
The skill set honed by APPW’s current coaching staff, led by Pop Warner President Teddy Wilson, Head Coach Robert Taylor, Troy Ramsey, Cyrus Green & Desmond Ford, has led to several of the players being courted by Division 1 & 2 College recruiters, as early as their freshman year in High school. We should mention that Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Vinny Curry is also an Asbury Park Pop Warner Alumni. The way things are shaping up, we may have several future NFL Players in training.
One of the core values instilled in the team is that with hard work and dedication, nothing is impossible. It is with that same mindset that the team has volunteered to help feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving day.The team will be scattered through-out the community assisting the less fortunate, as part of our give-back program. One wrong move is all it could take to keep you from achieving our dreams. They are definitely on the right path and we aim to keep them there.
The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the team as well as their coaching staff (past & present) and support staff have paid off.The Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets are currently undefeated, for the 2014 Football Season; with an amazing score of 10-0, this team will definitely go down in the Asbury Park History books.
The Midgets are 1 game away from competing in the Pop Warner Super Bowl Championship in Orlando Florida.
On Friday November 28th 2014, at 12:00 PM, Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets will face off against Washington DC Ward 5 at Camden Catholic High School, 301 Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill NJ 08002, for the right to play in the Pop Warner Superbowl at Walt Disney World in Florida the week of December 6-13! If they win, they will be crowned the National Champions!
In these tough economic times the trip to Florida is expensive and the boys aren’t able to afford it. We are enlisting the Community’s support to help raise it for them. The Traveling team consists of 21 players, 5 coaches and 2 team moms. Our goal is to raise $30,000.00 to cover the cost of travel expenses, room & board as well as meal & miscellaneous expenses.
A gofundme account has been set up by Tom De Seno, a former Asbury Park Resident, to aid in the teams journey to Pop Warner Super Bowl.
As a contingency, should there be an unexpected upset in the conference game and the team is not victorious in their bid to Florida, any money donated for the trip will then be deposited to the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program’s Equipment Fund.The program is very much in need of new equipment, as well as it will help to cover the costs associated with the various tournaments & competition entrance fees for the cheerleaders. The program gives the youth something to look forward to, it encourages them to work hard towards achieving their dreams. On average, it costs over $200 to outfit a football player and even more for the cheerleaders. These funds will help to jumpstart the 2015 Football & cheer season.
We are asking the public at large to be a part of a positive story for the City by the Sea, and help these boys make Pop Warner History!
While support does not always have to be monetary in value, we are also seeking moral support, in the form of exposure. We understand that times are hard financially, so if you’re unable to make a monetary contribution please like and share our gofundme.com link so that we may reach a broader audience.
If you know of any persons or businesses willing to donate or sponsor the team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via any of our social media links.
Connect with us via social media!
Please like and share our facebook page: Facebook.com/APPWProgram
Visit our Go Fund Me Page at http://www.gofundme.com/hg4ros
Lend a hand any way that you can. Every bit helps!
Donate! Like! Share!
Let’s make this Team Viral!
Thank you for your continued support.
#bluebishops #appw #bleedblue #focused #driven #positive #gogetters #inspirational #blackandblue