Metro Youth Football to Call Titans Facility Second HomeSeptember 7, 2012 - Indoor Football League (IFL) Cedar Rapids Titans
MYFA was founded in 1971 and has served the Cedar Rapids metro area for 41 years . This organization is dedicated to youth sports and specifically to youth football. Each year MYFA brings together over 2,500 young people and hundreds of adult volunteers to participate in and learn about both flag and tackle football in a wholesome, safe, structured, and fun environment. MYFA considers competition healthy and instructive but de-emphasizes the importance of winning and instead promotes the importance of participation. MYFA is governed by a board of directors made up of coaches and interested volunteers .
Games will continue to be played at MYFA's main location located off of A'Hearn Drive in Cedar Rapids. The Eastern Iowa Sports Complex will provide one additional lighted field to host six games each weekend beginning this Sunday through the end of October. The complex will also serve as a site location for Metro Youth Football's annual tournament that draws youth teams from throughout the region. Games kickoff each Sunday afternoon and are open to the public. Games are free to attend and concessions are available.
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND/COAT DRIVE HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND
All weekend long the Titans will be hosting events to celebrate the arrival of Metro Youth Football and grand opening for the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex. The grand opening weekend will be in conjunction with the Titans 2nd annual coat drive. For the 2nd straight year the team will be partnering with the Salvation Army of Cedar Rapids to collect coats for families in need for the upcoming fall and winter. The coat drive/grand opening weekend will take place Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th at the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex located at 1100 N 18th Avenue in Hiawatha. The drive will begin at 7:30am on Friday and continue throughout the weekend until 6:00pm on Sunday.
Grand opening celebration events will take place throughout the weekend including free mini golf for anyone making a donation on Friday at Titans mini golf. A teen dance presented by I107.1 for youth ages 14-19 will take place Friday evening beginning at 8pm. Admission is $3 with a Facebook RSVP and $5 at the door.
On Saturday an Iowa/Iowa State post game party will be held presented by Fleck Sales. The party will feature food & drink specials and live music throughout the night. Torchlight Parade takes the stage at 6pm with Greenbrier performing at 8pm. The fun kicks off at 5pm with giveaways throughout the night.
The grand opening weekend concludes Sunday from 11am-6pm with the 104.5 KDAT Family Day. Activities for the entire family will be on hand including inflatable's, games, facepainting, and live entertainment including a performance by the Titan Dolls. Food & beverages will also be available. Titans players will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the day.
New or lightly used coats of any size and style will be accepted. Coats collected will be donated and distributed by the Salvation Army. The team will have a convenient drive-up service for those dropping off coats.
"We could not be more excited about this year's coat drive," said Chris Kokalis, Titans & Eastern Iowa Sports Complex co-owner and general manager. "We exceeded our goal last year collecting over 250 coats and this year are shooting for 400. We are also excited about showcasing our community based facility and celebrating the kickoff of the football season."
Titans Mini Golf will be open all weekend long throughout the event. All events are open to the public.
Local businesses are also encouraged to participate and the Titans will have someone come to that business to collect the coats the day of the coat drive. To have your business participate or for more information about the event call the Titans office at 319-730-6301 or visit www.cedarrapidstitans.com WYxP7MpnwW]
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The Cedar Rapids Titans are a second-year franchise playing in the Indoor Football League. The Titans play in the IFL's United Conference along with Green Bay, Chicago, Bloomington, IL, Sioux Falls, Omaha, Lehigh Valley, PA, and Reading, PA. For more information on the team, visit www.cedarrapidstitans.com.
The Indoor Football League (www.goifl.com) is a 16-team league based out of Richmond, Virginia with franchises in 14 states (including Alaska). The league holds a 14-game regular season schedule that runs February through June. The IFL's playoffs culminate in July with the IFL United Bowl.
The Eastern Iowa Sports Complex is a 150,000 square foot indoor/Outdoor multi purpose sports complex complete with a full size indoor soccer field, full size basketball gym, indoor batting cages, three outdoor athletic fields, and an 18 hole minature golf course. The facility is home to the Cedar Rapids Titans administrative offices, PE Sports Performance and Crossfit, the challenge.
The facility offers recreational youth programs, competitive adult sporting leagues, athletic tournaments, youth development programming, dance classes, community events and hourly field rentals for corporate and private events. A variety of youth athletic camps also take place throughout the year.
Indoor Football League Stories from September 7, 2012
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