Mission: The mission of the Patterson Grizzlies Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization is to provide the youth of Patterson, Westley and Grayson and surrounding communities with an organized athletic program where they will be closer together as a community sharing a common interest in sportsmanship, respect, teamwork and leadership skills through football and cheerleading. Our primary goal is to prepare the participants by teaching them physical and mental fitness for their future involvement in the high school football/cheerleading experience. Patterson Grizzlies Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization is a 100% non-profit organization. It is the goal of the Grizzlies to ensure that the youth who participate excel both on and off the field. We require all football and cheerleaders to maintain their academics at a high standard with excellent classroom behavior. All participants must follow and uphold their players’ code of conduct. Patterson Grizzlies presents to each adult affiliated an opportunity to share in the unity of its youth. Adults affiliated with the Grizzlies teach the fundamentals of football through respect and self-discipline. Children are our future, therefore, adults affiliated with the Grizzlies work together in teaching all participants the importance of turning a youth’s life from self-indulgence to self-respect, to respects others, and respect and uphold the law. All Board Members, participants, parents, spectators and sponsors affiliated with the Patterson Grizzlies must embrace the Patterson Grizzlies mission as set forth above.
Results: We have spent much of our time doing fundraisers to assure that all of our paperwork was filed with Secretary of State, Attorney General, IRS and Franchise Tax Board to ensure that we are in fact 100% nonprofit. We also did fundraising to assure that we have funds for our EVERY CHILD PLAYS Program.
Target demographics: Youth between the ages of 6-14, both girls and boys in the Patterson, Westley and now Grayson area.
Geographic areas served: Patterson, Grayson and Westley in California in the County of Stanislaus.
Programs: Youth American football and cheerleading