The non-profit Arcadia Indians youth football and cheer organization is seeking sponsors to help support the non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to provide sportsmanship and leadership skills.
Officially called Arcadia Junior All American Football Association, Inc., the league made of more than 200 participating boys and girls age 6-14 who live in Monrovia, Arcadia or Sierra Madre was without a board of directors or funds last year and was close to being forced to merge with a Temple City league.
The few remaining backers are seeking businesses to be sponsors for as low as $100 or donate items to be sold at the Indians Pep Rally, such as hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, water bottles, chips, etc. (See form below.)
The group that has been around since 1969 will also be having a State Line turnaround trip in July, for which donated goods are needed to be raffled off on the bus to State Line, such as gift certificates and sports memorabilia. See also the Indians’ Facebook page.
The success of the organization has been credited to the volunteers who provide a healthy learning environment, where they learn hands on skills not just in football and in cheer, but in working together, showing good leadership skills, and through academic achievement. Academic achievement is emphasized — all participants must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Registration fees are set low enough to just cover minimum costs, with corporate and individual sponsorships necessary to make up for additional overhead costs. Donations to the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation are tax-deductible.
– By Scott Hettrick