The Greater Houston Packers, formally known as the Pleasantville Packers, a Football and Cheer Youth Program is approaching its 5th season. This program has had a positive impact on the youth participants ages 5-13 and the community at large. As a result of reconstruction to the Pleasantville community recreation field the team was displaced. This displacement created an opportunity for the program to expand its reach and include children from surrounding area to participate in the league.
As the program has expanded, so have their needs as the league president Donald Ray Guilly expressed in a statement:
“We now have access to a neighboring community field and recreation center, but we are seeking support for the season minicamp for both cheer and football; insurance fees, storage unit for equipment, portable restrooms, Team jerseys, cheer uniforms, cheer competition uniforms with new team name and logo, as well as proper winter uniforms in colder weather conditions.
We want to continue to keep the team (extended family) The Greater Houston Packers; for many years to come, our children are hoping last year wasn’t there last season. The children and their families are excited for a new season despite the changes. We are proud to be a part of great team of kids with heart to persevere through change and stay positive.
We are most thankful to all that show interest in our team reaching the necessary goal to play this season. With humble hearts we thank all!”
Any interested parties in participating in youth league can register Tuesday – Thursday at Clinton Community Center located at 200 Mississippi Houston Texas 77029 or Judson Robinson Sr. Community Center at 1422 Ledwicke Street Houston Texas 77029. Mini-camp will begin May 24.
For more information on supporting the efforts contact Donald Guilly at 832-746-1341.
The mission of The Pleasantville Packers Youth Football Organization is to provide the pathway for basic mental awareness, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty, integrity, respect, along with planning and execution skills to enable our kids the best opportunity to succeed in life. Each child has his or her own voice and this will be recognized by the coaching staff enabling communication skills to be learned as well. The Pleasantville Packers Youth Football Organization wants all of our children to return to our neighborhood as responsible adults sharing the same character they learned as kids with the upcoming children in the future. This keeps our Historic Neighborhood; Pleasantville, breathing life into our future professional caliber adults who then will be making decisions for the best interest of the generations to come.