Dear SBGC and Steelers Family Past/Present/Future,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to update everyone on the changes being made and new initiatives we are implementing for the 2017 Football and Cheer season.
We know safety is a big concern for all families and our top priority. To address the concern we are continuing to replace equipment with current models. We continue to give coaches the opportunities to educate themselves thru clinics and community resources. New this season, we would like our coaches and board members to be First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
The Solomons Boys & Girls Club is a local volunteer based organization. In the past three years there have been many challenges and changes for our fall football and cheer programs. Here are a few examples:
The CCYFL went from being Parks & Recreation affiliated to SMYAC (a private league). With this change, our organization has had to purchase private insurance and pay for indoor cheer practices.
Calvert County Parks & Recreation moved our home field from BGE to Cove Point Park field #2. The organization was responsible for moving all structures and equipment. However, the shed at BGE was built in place and could not be transported. The organization purchased a new shed.
In 2014, we sent 200 helmets out to be reconditioned. Only 40 of the helmets were reconditioned. The remaining 160 helmets were determined to be unsafe for our children to wear. The board agreed that we needed to purchase new helmets, so 150 new helmet were ordered.
The Board of Directors have decided by majority vote to increase the registration fees. Our goal is to keep providing our participants with current equipment/events while having fewer out of pocket expenses for the parents and guardians. Hopefully with any additional funds, we will be able to make more upgrades.
There are always opportunities to help out and we are always open to input and new ideas. Our general membership meetings are the third Wednesday of the each month. Please come out and let your voice be heard!
We know that you have plenty of options and thank you for your loyalty and support as we “Return to the Steeler Winning Tradition”. We are confident, with everyone’s help and the changes being made, we will have a successful 2017 season.