On August 31st , the Community Services & Parks Department, in collaboration with Glendale Unified School District with the sponsorship from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation, launched the inaugural season of One Glendale, Afterschool Youth Sports Program. The program is designed to provide afterschool sports programming to youth in four South Glendale Schools for 4th and 5th graders. The schools identified to run the pilot program are Horace Mann Elementary, Cerritos Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Edison Elementary schools.
The program’s goal is “DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL YOUTH PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND SOCIALLY THROUGH SPORTS AND RECREATION; AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RENEWAL, GROWTH AND ENRICHMENT”
The program is comprised of four sports over the course of four seasons, flag football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Each season lasts 8 weeks long with a championship game at the conclusion of the season.
On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, Pacific Community Center hosted the flag football championship day. At 10:00 a.m., Marshall Elementary versed Cerritos Elementary in the 3rd place game. Edison Elementary versed Horace Mann Elementary for the championship game.
Cerritos was the favorite to win the game but lost to the underdog, Marshall Elementary. At 11:30 a.m. Edison entered the championship game undefeated for the season and the heavy favorite. Horace Mann was able to orchestrate an upset defeating the Eagles of Edison by two points.
After the conclusion of the championship game, the participants gathered to receive their ribbons, medals, and trophy. City of Glendale Community Services & Parks associates, board members from the Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation, and representatives from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital awarded the medals to each of the participants.
Basketball season starts on November 2nd and the Championship day is scheduled for January 30, 2015 at Pacific Community Center.
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