Lincoln Youth Football Teams to play following Colts game Sunday

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[October 20, 2017] 


On Sunday, October 22, 2017, the two oldest age group teams in the Lincoln Youth Football League will head to Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis. These two teams made up of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders will play on the field after the Colts game Sunday afternoon. The players, along with their parents, will load on two buses at 6 a.m. for the trek to Indianapolis. Donuts compliments of Mel-O-Cream will be served for breakfast.

Pam Laubenstein facilitated a Cash Fund Raiser to pay for the players tickets to the Colts game. Each Varsity and Senior Team player was asked to sell 20 $10 tickets. The players raised enough money for their own tickets and two $500 prizes for the fans who purchased the tickets. The fund raiser eased the financial burden for the players so no one wanting to go would be left out.

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Director of Lincoln Youth Football, Wesley Fuchs, explained that this is the first year that Lincoln Youth Football has been in the Junior Football League of Central IL out of Peoria. The JFLOCI has a partnership with the Colts organization and sends eight teams a year to a Colts game. “We were very, very blessed in our first year of the program to be selected to go. This is an opportunity for all the kids in the program to go to Indianapolis during their football playing career. Now that we are in the rotation we will go every two years.”

Check back with Lincoln Daily News next week for pictures and results of game day.

[Lisa Ramlow]

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