ROBBINS EAGLES 13U TEAM MAKES HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH, ADVANCING TO AYF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS

Robbins Eagles Football Team, Coach Justin Harris(with Trophy) and Assistant Coaches.  Photo provided by STH Media, LLC.
Robbins Eagles Football Team, Coach Justin Harris(with Trophy) and Assistant Coaches. Photo provided by STH Media, LLC.

 

ROBBINS EAGLES 13U TEAM MAKES HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH, ADVANCING TO AYF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS


MAYOR DARREN BRYANT AND THE COMMUNITY ARE RALLYING BEHIND

 STUDENTS AS MANY HAVE TRIUMPHED ON AND OFF THE FIELD

 

HEAD COACH JUSTIN HARRIS SAYS, “THIS IS A ONE-IN-A-MILLION HISTORICAL MOMENT

 FOR THE ROBBINS COMMUNITY”

 

LOCAL TEAM IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT 

AS THEY MAKE PROGRAM HISTORY IN NAPLES, FL

 

(Robbins, IL) In a historic moment that resonates beyond the field, the Robbins Eagles 13U Team has shattered barriers and secured their place in the American Football League (AYF) National Championship for the first time in the program's four-decade history. Led by Head Coach Justin Harris, this remarkable achievement symbolizes a journey of perseverance, resilience, and unwavering determination. At the onset of the season, the coaching staff faced the daunting task of sourcing adequate equipment for the team, highlighting the daily stark realities these young athlete encounter. However, fueled by these eighth-grade students' unyielding spirit and dedication, the coaches instilled in the unique group of players a vision that no obstacle can stop them while creating a nurturing leadership at its core.

“This group of children is truly unique. Despite three years of setbacks, failing to advance to regionals, they held onto a spirit of redemption, and a desire to triumph. Their resilience, especially considering the challenges stemming from our low-income community and the lack of resources both on and off the field, is nothing short of inspiring,” stated Coach Harris.

The community of Robbins has rallied behind the Eagles, swelling with pride at their monumental achievements. Mayor Darren Bryant expressed his sentiments, saying, “I am tremendously proud of the Robbins Eagles team. Their determination and success are a testament to the resilience of our community.”

To ensure the team's participation in the championship event slated for December 2nd in Naples, FL, the Eagles are seeking public support and donations. With a budget of $20,000 required to cover flights, lodging, and meals for the 25 students and four coaches, every contribution becomes a pivotal step toward turning this dream into reality.

This year holds additional significance as the Robbins Eagles program celebrates its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of nurturing talent and fostering character within the community. Notably, Chicago native Dwayne Wade, a revered basketball icon, is a testament to the program's legacy as a former member of the Robbins Eagles.

As the team gears up for this historic journey, they invite supporters, sponsors, and the community at large to join hands in backing these aspiring athletes. Donations will enable their participation and serve as a beacon of hope, illustrating the power of collective support in shaping the dreams of these young athletes.

For donation information and further inquiries, please contact head coach Justin Harris at 708-663-8915.



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