The (8U) Lions Den road to Nationals in FL




My name is Devon Buskin, and I am the President and Founder of The Detroit City Lions Youth Club.  My hope is to bring exposure to the great work our young kings have put forth & highlight that they just competed in a Regional Championship this weekend in Chicago, through the American Youth Football League (AYF)(MYFL).  Our seven and eight-year-old team (8U) represented not only Detroit, but the entire state of Michigan in the Mid West Regional Championships.  I am happy to announce that our team was crowned the Mid West Regional Champions on November 17th out of six states. This is a great accomplishment and we are so proud of them. 

As you know it is very expensive to travel and
compete.  Unfortunately, all of our athletes are
from low-income families, and resources are very limited, especially with Christmas approaching.  Now that our team has won the Regional, they have advanced to compete & represent the Mid
West Region in Orlando, Florida December 7th
thru the 13th for the National Championship.  We are asking the community, family, friends, city of Detroit, state of Michigan, and everyone to please donate and help us provide a life changing experience  for our young boys. They have worked extremely hard on and off the field, which has lead to phenomenal academics and behavior during the school year. It is our hope that others can share their story & can highlight their hard work. The funds raised, will support travel, lodging, food, amusement park entry fees, and registration fees to compete. The organization's financial goal for the trip is  ($15, 000).

We are currently celebrating our first year of
existence as an organization.  It is unheard of for a first-year organization to progress thus far, and we are so proud of them.  Out of all of the traveling football leagues in Michigan, we are the only team from the city of Detroit that has advanced to Nationals.  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, we need your help & support to help our Detroit kids make it to Florida and represent Detroit's talent in a positive way.  Below is the mission of our organization and all of our contact information. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Detroit City Lions Youth Club
(DCL) is to provide at-risk boys and girls
(ages 3-15) access to much-needed sports
programs and academic services.  To that end, our organization focuses on providing both traditional and non-traditional sports (i.e., football, soccer, basketball, baseball, chess, lacrosse, swimming, gymnastics, dance, and cheer), as well as tutoring and mentoring services, STEM programming, robotics, conflict resolution, leadership development, financial literacy and youth employment.  Our efforts will help to cohesively develop healthy bodies and healthy minds of area youth, readying them to become physically and academically competitive in today's world.  This makes the DCL one of the most diverse youth sports programs in the Metro Detroit area.

Devon Buskin
Detroit City Lions Youth Club
Instagram: @Detroit City Lions
Facebook: Detroit City Lions 


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