February 2009 Updates

The Nampa Optimist/Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser Luncheon is here! Thursday, February 26th from 11:30 to 1:00 at Nampa Outback Steakhouse. $10 per person for a delicious steak and chicken lunch provided by Nampa Outback. All proceeds go to our Beyond Football Scholarship Fund for disadvantaged youth.

We are pleased to have as our special guests, former BSU and Chicago Bears running back Brock Forsey and BSU Director of Football Operations Coach Viliami Tuivai. We will also raffle a Garmin NUVI 500 GPS provided by Joe’s Sports for $5 per ticket.

Please come down and enjoy a delicious lunch and help support the kids in our community.

Player registrations are April 4th and 18th from 9 am to 4 pm at Joe’s Sports in Nampa. Cost is $75 for tackle (ages 9 to 12) and $45 for flag (ages 7 & 8 ). Watch the website for more information.

Representatives from NOF will be attending the annual Optimist Football meeting in Boise on Saturday, Feb. 28th. There are a number of issues up for vote this year. Most are procedural, but there is a possibility for some slight rule changes. We will provide a detailed update after the meeting.

Anyone interested in coaching should contact Noe or Mike immediately. Our coach selection process includes a written application and an interview with the Football Committee. There are a few openings in the Flag and Freshman leagues. Most positions are filled in the Sophomore, Junior & Senior levels.

While we have a plan for how many teams we will field in 2009, everything depends on our actual registration numbers. We will be sending out information to returning coaches for contacting their players and parents in March. We will also send mailers to all returning players, run ads in the local paper and send email blasts.

During these difficult economic times it is more important than ever that we stay positive and focused. We believe that now more than ever it is our mission to provide hope and create lasting memories for our children.

We hope you are all doing well and we look forward to another exciting football season!

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