Pacific Youth Football League AND Calabasas Raiders: Let the Senior SIlver youth team play in their earned spot in the playoffs
  • Petitioned Tony Godinez

This petition was delivered to:

PYFL Board President
Tony Godinez
Vice President
Shari Brien
Mike Coons
Dick Riccardelli
Athletic Director
Verne Merrill
Assistant Athletic Director
Terry Blythe
Insurance Commissioner
Brian Nuesca
Member at large
Robert Baca
Memeber at large
Clinton Stokes
Mayor of Calabasas
Mary Sue Maurer

Pacific Youth Football League AND Calabasas Raiders: Let the Senior SIlver youth team play in their earned spot in the playoffs

    1. Myla Hardy
    2. Petition by

      Myla Hardy

      Canoga Park, United States

Discrimination is unacceptable especially against children. This 13 year old predominantly African-American and Latino youth football team playing in a predominantly Caucasian league, has lost only one game in the season and is ranked #1 in their conference. Playoffs start this Saturday and this team was told they are not welcome in the playoffs. Excuses such as poor sportsmanship, running up the score, etc. has been given, however, no coach or player has ever been suspended, ejected, or even verbally warned. There was no knowledge that there was even an issue, until the playoffs when they were told that their team is "SPOOKY" and too aggressive. This is TACKLE football and the word spooky is very insulting and ignorant and carries a racict connotation. These boys have played their hearts out all year and deserve to play. Please help us stand up for whats right and not allow money and power to be abused. Say no to racism and discrimination and let the Calabasas Raiders Senior Silver Team play in the playoffs where they belong.

Recent signatures


    1. Message from the Coach

      Myla Hardy
      Petition Organizer

      I received this message today from the Head Coach Bubb Webb. "Good has come out of this. We've been contacted by some of the best teams in So. Cal. who have heard our story and have offered us some games. More exposure than the PYFL could ever offer." On behalf of my self & the entire team, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! "Evil can only thrive when good people do or say nothing."

    2. PYFL Standings 2012

      Myla Hardy
      Petition Organizer (Seniors/National Conference/Calabasas Silver)

    3. Reached 50,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Regenia Holmes MADISON, WI
      • 9 months ago

      Discrimination is always an issue that should be immediately addressed and these children have played hard and anything else would be just a travesty.

    • brenda jones WATKINSVILLE, GA
      • 10 months ago

      all youth should be allowed to play what and where they have earned.

    • Jared Pendergrass LUBBOCK, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a high school football player and as a player i know what it is like to earn something and not having it being given especially in football to many of the young boys on this team football could be the one thing that keeps them in school or out of trouble as a player whenever something like this is taken it tears you apart from the inside out let the boys play they deserve what they have worked so hard to achieve

    • Rebecca Deitzler HARRISBURG, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Regardless of race, these boys have played their hardest and have made it far! There should be nothing but PRAISE given to these children who have no control over their ethnicity, skin color or background; however, they DO have control over their drive and determination -- which has been what has gotten them to the Playoffs! Let these CHILDREN play the game for the love of the game! If THEY cannot participate, then they should just cancel the Playoffs!

    • Karen Solomon CULVER CITY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm Black, and I'm tired of people putting young Black men & people in general down!!!


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