I Emmanuel Smith (age 29) am the coach of an inner baltimore city youth football team named Charm City Buccaneers. I coach a group of 25 young men who range in the age of 5-7 , which are considered "The Babies "of our organization . This year the so called babies exceeded expectations and went undefeated through the regular season crowning us the regular season champions. This was done with sheer determination and dedication from the kids who didnt make the lack of uniforms , funds or transportation to games get in the way of a goal they set in the beginning of the year " Get To Florida " . The kids heard from older players how the experience of making it to florida was a youth football players dream . Well , today part of that dream came true for my team by recieving an invite to participate in the Florida youth football week from Dec 6 -Dec 12 . (Funding our own travel and housing expenses) The short notice has made it almost impossible to get there without dedicated fundraising and donations from the community, due to parents dealing trials and tribulations , preparing for thanksgiving and christmas all in that time frame . Im reaching out not expecting to get completly funded , but to recieve some help as we whole heartedly put the effort into fundraisers to Complete My Team Dream of getting to florida . Thank you for reading in full and we appreciate any type of assistance even if its just sharing the link and helping us get the word out ....
- Catia Chic
- Nicole West