YONKERS, NY — May 22, 2019 — The Yonkers Public Schools merged football teams had a phenomenal inaugural year for the players in the District’s eight high schools. The season crescendo was the October Friday Night Lights game between the Brave and the Force attended by over 3,000 students, families and community members. For the first time, varsity football was played under lights in the City of Yonkers. The amazing opening ceremony featured a Police motorcycle escort and the Fire Pipes and Drums. The evening ended with the presentations of the Superintendent’s Trophy to the Force and the Police and Fire Department Trophies for the defense and offense most valuable players. The game galvanized the enthusiasm and support for the new Merged Yonkers Public Schools Football Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams.
Quality education must provide students with sports and club opportunities as well as academics. With the collaborative support for the Force and Brave from the City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Police and Fire Departments as well as the Yonkers Firefighters IAFF Local 628 and Yonkers PBA, Local 16 leadership, dynamic community engagement happened amongst the students, their families, the officers and the firefighters. We are facing a challenging budget for the next year. Be assured, we will endeavor to continue to support these opportunities. This momentum must continue.
As you know, 79% of our students are economically disadvantaged. Therefore, enriched sports opportunities may not be a reality for many of our players. An important component of the football program are the summer training camps selected by the head coaches. Our players are expected to cover the cost; the District provides the transportation.
However, many of our young people’s participation may not be possible without important partners like you. We are asking community members to sponsor Brave and/or Force players’ Summer Training Camp tuition. Would you consider sponsoring players? The Brave tuition is $120.00 per player and the Force tuition is $220.00, or a donation towards any player’s tuition.
We hope your answer is yes! To sponsor players, please complete the attached form and make your check playable to Yonkers Public Schools, Force & Brave Teams.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you to the entire Yonkers community for all the support for the Brave and Force in our inaugural year; we look forward to a spectacular second season.
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada
CC: President Rev. Steve Lopez, President and Members of the Board of Education
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, New York 10701
Tel. 914 376-8100
Fax 914 376-8584
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada
Superintendent of Schools
2019 Sponsorship for Football Players Summer Training Camp Yes, I would like to sponsor Brave and/or Force players Summer Training Camp Tuition
Enclosed is a check made payable to the Yonkers Public Schools, Brave & Force, in the amount of $_________________.
My sponsorship should be used as follows:
______________ Brave Player(s) at $120.00 per player (number of players)
______________ Force Player(s) at $220.00 per player (number of players)
$_____________ donation to apply towards any players’ tuition (indicate the amount).
Please send this form and your check to:
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools Yonkers Public Schools, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701