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Petitioning PYFL Board President Tony Godinez and 9 others

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

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.

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

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