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New Activities Began Tonight for the Annual District 7 Football Classic

For five years Councilor Jay Roberson has made the District 7 Football Classic a priority for engaging youth in competitive sports. Little League teams from the Crestwood Colts and Wenonah Young Dragons will take to the turf once again to make good on that priority in the battle for the championship title at the “Fifth Annual District 7 Football Classic”. Celebrating game day excitement, the anxious little league teams will have their very own parade on Saturday October 8th, 2016 starting at 9 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church leading into Wiggins Park where the game will begin at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, teams will battle to demonstrate their perseverance and ultimately take home the win as the District 7 Football Classic champions, all while raising funds to help buy new equipment and uniforms for both teams.

In celebration of the five-years of success, Councilor Roberson will help kick-off festivities in the days leading into the championship by hosting Midnight Madness that begins today at 7 p.m in the Lawson State Community College Gymnasium. A pep rally will follow tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at Wiggins Park. Councilor Roberson shared that he couldn’t be more proud of the youth who are participating in this annual event.

“Keeping our youth engaged in constructive activities is always our top priority when building communities,” Councilor Roberson said. “To celebrate five years of the District 7 Classic is beyond our expectations and we’re looking forward to making this the best year yet.”

About the District 7 Football Classic

The District 7 Football 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 Wiggins Park, 3301 Jefferson Avenue Southwest for the big game. The District 7 Football Classic is one of the many ways that Councilor Jay Roberson along with leaders in the community work together to promote fun and positive activities for youth and the entire family to enjoy. Each year the District 7 Classic event continues to grow and many are looking forward to a big turnout on Saturday. Ticket prices are $4 for adults and children 11 years old and up, and $1 for children 10 years old and under. For more information contact the Office of Councilor Jay Roberson at 205.254.2418.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.