Here’s a small recap of the Pop Warner season now that it is over. Player registrations got off to a chilly start at Cold Stone Creamery, but ended up in the green after the Avocado Festival. A couple of Board Directors, including the President, tendered their resignations; the remaining members held down the fort.
Trupiano’s Italian Bistro provided the ambiance and locale for the monthly Board of Director’s meetings while recruitments gave the teams an experienced team of coaches. The first Fallbrook Pop Warner Golf Tournament was a huge success; celebrities such as Lorenzo Neal and the Charger Girls lent a hand to help raise funds for new helmets and equipment. It is planned to be an annual event.
After a rocky interim period, board leadership was restored when past president Allan Brassard returned to the helm. Football Camp 2009 was once again sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club; Family Fun and Picture Day provided carnival style game booths and helped to start team building and camaraderie.
After a devastating fire ripped through a football player’s apartment building, Fallbrook Pop Warner stepped up with food, housing and monetary donations for one of its own. Fallbrook Pop Warner Little Scholars All-American Team 2009 was announced before the Fallbrook High School Warriors Varsity football home game.
The Fallbrook Warriors Jr. Midget football team had such a great season that they went to conference playoffs while the Fallbrook Warrior Nation Jr. Midget Cheerleaders took first place at the Palomar Conference Championship and went on to Regionals.
The Fallbrook Invitational Bowl Game drew teams from La Costa, Scripps Ranch and Oceanside; and finally, players from the Jr. Pee Wee Mighty Warriors participated in the Fallbrook Christmas Parade.
This by no means includes everything that happened during the year, but it represents a sampling of the events experienced. Additionally, each football team and cheer squad could give a list just as long about what they did this year.
Fallbrook Pop Warner is committed “to furthering our children’s character development as well as their sense of teamwork and sportsmanship with particular emphasis on academic growth, building confidence and pride.” The bottom line is, “It’s all about the Kids!”
It was a great 30th year because of all of the players, coaches, families, and community sponsors.