We are pleased to announce our 17 Strong, 5CYFL Charity Event. This event will be hosted in remembrance of Ryan Teixeira. Ryan’s love of football started when he played for Five Cities Youth Football at a young age. The impact he left on the league is why the 17 Strong Foundation and FCYFL are teaming up to put on an event of a lifetime. The event will consist of food, live and silent Auction, live music by the Crisptones, and the evening will be closed out with a Charity Poker Tournament. All proceeds from the evening will be split 50/50 between the 17 Strong foundation and the FCYFL.
The 17 Strong foundation was set up by the late Ryan Teixeira who passed away on March 4th, 2017. Because Ryan turned 18 before the cancer was diagnosed, he did not qualify for available Make-A-Wish programs. From that moment Ryan was determined to make his own non-profit called “17 Strong” that would allow people like him to have a “Victory Trip.” His family is living out his wish by carrying on his legacy through 17 Strong and striving to help others as he would have wanted.
Five Cities Youth Football League’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our children.The proceeds from this event will help our league purchase items to make it a safer environment for our kids. Donations help our league pay for fields leased from the city, field maintenance, scoreboards, safety equipment and much more. With the monies raised we hope to provide numerous player sponsorships on behalf of the 17 Strong Foundation.