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Local V.F.W. donates more money to CYFL

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Members of the V.F.W. Post 1127 donated a check for $750 to the Clay Youth Football League Saturday for the league to use to purchase upgraded PA equipment. On hand for the donation included (from left) CYFL representatives Dixie McGinty, Matricia Rader, Mike Rader, Mitch Hyatt, and V.F.W representatives Bob Bigley, Mike Holland and Tony Smiley. [Order this photo]
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

That mantra has lived well for V.F.W. Post 1127, based in Brazil.

The organization recently decided to donate its old public address system to the Clay Youth Football League after the league's system had been stolen.

However, due to technical difficulties, it was found the system was not adequate for what the CYFL needed.

So, members of the V.F.W. elected to donate money to the league.

On Saturday, members of the V.F.W. donated a check worth $750 to the league to help with upgrading costs.

"They need some help," V.F.W. Sr. Vice Commander Bob Bigley said. "Communication between the stands and the field are not good for the moment. They need something to really get them going out there."

On Saturday, CYFL President Mitch Hyatt expressed his gratitude.

"Those guys have been awesome this year," Hyatt said.

Earlier this year, it was reported the PA system used at the CYFL was stolen.

Initially, V.F.W. members suggested donating the old unit out of the organization's old building. The organization voted on it and elected to give the system to the CYFL.

However, because the donated system was intended for in-house use, it was not adequate enough for the league.

"We had good intentions, but in this case, good intentions weren't good enough," Bigley said. "The donated system doesn't have enough range."

Bigley said the money the V.F.W. donated Saturday is for upgrades to the system, including the purchase of wireless microphones for on-field purposes.

"It would be much more entertaining for the people coming to see these games if they had wireless mics," Bigley said.

"It would be really nice to have that," Hyatt added.

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Simply Wonderful!!

-- Posted by karenmeister on Sun, Sep 20, 2009, at 10:47 PM

Awesome!! Great organizations and great community spirit!

-- Posted by dlm5148 on Sun, Sep 20, 2009, at 11:29 PM

That is wonderful, and a great show of community spirit, and an awesome teaching tool for future community needs. If we had a can/jar/bucket at the entrance of the park for donations, I would gladly through in a twenty.

-- Posted by ADJ on Mon, Sep 21, 2009, at 6:25 AM

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