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Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson to Host Third Annual District 7 Football Classic

PRESS RELEASE                                                                              Thursday, October 16, 2014

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov 

BIRMINGHAM, AL- Fall football is on the horizon and Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson is no stranger to being the drum major of excitement with the Birmingham City youth. To share his excitement, Council Pro Tem Roberson is hosting the “Third Annual District 7 Football Classic” Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Wenonah High School football stadium.

“We have to consistently encourage our youth by providing activities for them to stay involved in,” Council Pro Tem Roberson said. “This is how we continue to build our communities and develop healthy competition in our young athletes.”

Little League teams from the Crestwood Colts and Wenonah Young Dragons will battle in several football games throughout the day to prove their dedication to bringing home the title of the District 7 Football Classic Champion. Ticket prices are $3 for adults and children 11 years old and up, and $1 for children 10 years old and under.

“As we look for ways to promote fun and positive activities for our youth to enjoy during Councilor Roberson’s 100 Days of Non Violence, what better way to do that than to have an event that the entire family can enjoy,” Abdul Alwahiid, Director of the Wenonah Young Dragons said. “Each year this event continues to grow, and I’m looking forward to a big turnout this Saturday.”

The District 7 Classic is a staple family event in Wenonah and surrounding communities. Families will join the Little League teams as early as 9 a.m. for a kick-off parade beginning at Hopewell Baptist Church, 2135 Jefferson Avenue Southwest onto the Wenonah High School Football stadium in the 2800 block of Wilson Road.

For more information, please contact District 7 Committee Assistant Christopher Scott at (205) 254-2418.

For media inquiries, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at (205) 721-5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.