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Petitioning PYFL Board President Tony Godinez and 9 others
This petition will be delivered to:
PYFL Board President
Tony Godinez
Vice President
Shari Brien
Treasurer
Mike Coons
Secretary
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

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.


Letter to
PYFL Board President Tony Godinez
Vice President Shari Brien
Treasurer Mike Coons
and 7 others
Secretary 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
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 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 play offs. 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 play offs 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. 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 not to racism and discrimination and let the Calabasas Raiders Senior Silver Team play in the playoffs where they belong.