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2017 K-TOWN RAPTORS 10U AFTER THEIR FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON OVER THE WACO SOUTHER PANTHERS 18-4
We want to thank each and every one of our participants in the Red Zone Mania Camp this year. This was one of the most successful Youth Football and Cheerleading camps in this area in a long time. All in all, we raised over $1000 in toy/books and monetary donations to benefit the children at McLane Children’s Hospital. It is all thanks to the parents, children, and local businesses, and their commitment to the success of the local community children.
On Monday, March 20th, some K-Town Raptors board members and children presented the $840 Donation check and toys/books (not pictured in their entirety) to Dr. John Boyd (CEO, McLane Children’s Hospital), Ms. Ellen Hansen (COO, McLane Children’s Hospital), Jeremy Ksionda (Director of Philanthropy, McLane Children’s Hospital), and other McLane staff and volunteer members.
This was a genuinely rewarding experience for all those involved, and we are truly grateful to be able assist such a wonderful organization like McLane Children’s Hospital.
Coach Jari McPherson has been selected as a National Winner out of over 2,000 nominations. This is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and perseverance he has displayed throughout his tenure as a coach.
It is with great honor and privilege to announce Coach Jari McPherson has been nominated as a National Finalist for the Positive Coaching Alliance’s (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Award. PCA’s Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
Coach “J” McPherson is the President of the K-Town Raptors and the 10U Head Football Coach. More so, Coach J is a great man, father, husband, and friend. His approach to football and coaching mimics the way he approaches and lives his life. He selflessly dedicates his life to the community in his professional life as well as his personal life. “Doing it for the kids” is not a cliche to him. It is literally a way of life and his dedication to the youth athletes in Central Texas goes way beyond the field. However, don’t get it twisted, he is a great football coach (2-time semifinalist TYFA, 2nd Place AAU State, and AAU National Champion). The man can coach. But this award is also about teaching kids the power of discipline, sportsmanship, dedication, and leadership through sports. There is no man who embodies this more than Coach J.
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Coach J, thank you from all of the youth athletes, Parents, Board members, and friends of the K-Town Raptors.
The K-Town Raptors 10U and Competitive Cheer teams are Unrestricted National Champions!!
The K-Town Raptors 10U team sought out for redemption and got it on Sunday. The 10U team beat the Waco Southern Panthers 28-6 in the Unrestricted Nationals Finals and took home the Gold. They proved early and often they were the team to beat in this tournament and never slowed down. B.J Turner was named the Finals MVP.
The K-Town Raptors Competitive Cheer team swept the Nationals by winning in each age group (6U, 8U, and 10/12U Combination). They integrated impressive dance and acrobatic routines which no other team was able to produce. This was the culmination of a lot of hard work by the Cheer team and coaches. They are often overlooked but the K-Town Raptors Organization knows our Cheerleaders are the heart and spirit of our football teams.
The K-Town Raptors 8U team was short-handed on Sunday with 11 players. However, they showed the heart and determination of champions and fought their way to a 2nd place finish. As stated by many opposing coaches and spectators, their effort was truly one of the most impressive and inspirational performances of the day.
The K-Town Raptors 12U team were also short-handed and fell short of their goal. They played tough against competition from all over the Nation.