East Harlem Pride Football

The East Harlem Pride football program, consisting of 5 small schools in the area, is entering its sixth season as a full varsity and junior varsity program in New York City, one of just four such programs in all of Manhattan. We are working hard to provide as many young men as possible with a positive athletic experience and an opportunity to learn about themselves through hard work, teamwork, and competition. Last year, we were able to service over 65 student-athletes. With the number of student-athletes increasing each year, the demand for resources and equipment continues to grow. The program has raised quite a bit of traction and our numbers are better than ever.  Unfortunately, it has been difficult to keep pace with the growing number of student athletes. Last season we actually ran out of helmets and shoulder pads and so could not accomodate everyone who wanted to participate.  This was very disappointing for us and our students.  

Our goal for this upcoming season is to raise $15,000 in order to successfully operate all aspects of a football program such as equipment, buses, and uniforms.  Our primary needs are buses for transportation and additional helmets and shoulder pads to match increased participation.  Each bus to away games costs $525.  We have 5 varsity away games and 4 JV away games.  We are also hoping to order at least 15 new helmets (approximately $200 each) and 15 new shoulder pads (approximately $120 each).  We also need additional practice pants and practice jerseys.  

We are creating an environment where our students can feel good about themselves, proud, accomplished, and positive so that they can walk around with their chest out and chin held high. We have a tremendous group of young men that have worked extremely hard and are eager for the season to begin.  Each year we are asked to to do more with less. We ask you to support our program in any way possible. Any and all support is greatly appreciated by our athletes and the entire school community. 

We hope you can also come and watch the Pride compete in person.

Check out our Varsity schedule and our Junior Varsity schedule




Donations ()

  • Ronald Gatehouse 
    • $100 
    • 29 mos
  • Christine Burke 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • mark liber 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 30 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer

Darren Schmidt 
Organizer
New York, NY
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