By Nina Crowder
Copper Basin News
Community Schools Flag Football came to Hayden this past Saturday where over 20 football teams from Mammoth, San Manuel, Oracle, Hayden and Kearny along with their cheer squads met for an exciting day of flag football action. Age groups were kindergarten/down, first/second grades, third/fourth grades and fifth/sixth grades. All teams were coached by volunteers of the communities and it has been an exciting season to date. Delicious concessions were available at the games and proceeds benefited the program of that schools choice. There are two more opportunities to watch some fun filled flag football. On Thursday night in San Manuel games begin under the lights at 5 p.m. With the championships being held in San Manuel this Saturday starting at 9 a.m. This will be a single elimination tournament.
There are over 200 students involved in the flag football and cheer squad programs. Over 1,000 people attended the flag football event this past Saturday throughout the course of the day. These programs allow the youth in our communities to learn about teamwork, sportsmanship and responsibility at an early age. They also teach the youth to compete with each other in a skillful and supervised environment.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and participated this season! The Community Schools Basketball Season will begin registration in early January. If you have the opportunity to watch any of the upcoming games, please do so. If you have questions or need additional information, please refer to MSM Community Schools Facebook page at: Msm CommunitySchools or contact Larry Ramirez at 520-385-2337 ext. 1113.