In 2022, the Buffalo Payments Basis and the NFL Basis distributed $60,000 price of grant funding to the 20 collaborating faculties in addition to flag belts, footballs, and the chance to take part in a pre-season clinic and scrimmages contained in the Payments ADPRO Sports activities Coaching Heart. The occasion was hosted in partnership with employees from the NFL Flag/RCX Sports activities group and included appearances from Payments linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, defensive again Siran Neal, and left deal with and Walter Payton Man of the Yr Award nominee Dion Dawkins. As well as, all the collaborating faculties had the chance to obtain jerseys that have been donated by Nike by a partnership with NYSPHSAA.
The primary yr of women flag soccer was celebrated all through the summer season of 2022. The primary yr included a go to to the Payments coaching camp at St. John Fisher College for Part V ladies flag gamers, Part VI ladies flag gamers have been invited to the Payments Return of the Blue and Purple open apply at Highmark Stadium, and a ladies flag scrimmage (Part VI vs. Part V) at halftime of the Payments annual Children Day preseason recreation in opposition to the Denver Broncos.
In assist of the upcoming spring season, the Buffalo Payments Basis and NFL Basis will as soon as once more be offering $60,000 price of grant funding to assist faculties in Part V and Part VI which might be forming ladies flag groups and can once more host a clinic and scrimmages on the Payments services in April of 2023. As well as, all faculties will once more obtain flag belts and footballs from the Payments.
“The announcement of women highschool flag soccer receiving state championship standing and the expansion of this system in only one yr is unbelievable,” stated Preston Teague, Buffalo Payments Sr. Director of Youth Soccer and Applications. “We’re very excited to assist present this chance to scholar athletes in our group. The assist from NYSPHSAA, Part V, Part VI, Nike, the NFL Basis, and the athletic departments at all the collaborating faculties has been excellent and the collaboration between the Giants, Jets, and Payments to make this chance a actuality is one thing that we’re very happy with.”