Harrington Pop Warner to hold signups March 24 & 28

HARRINGTON – This Saturday, March 24, Harrington Pop Warner will be holding football and cheer sign-ups for the 2018 season.

From 9 a.m. to noon at the Harrington Parks & Recreation department, located at 114 E. Liberty Street in Harrington, stop by to sign your child up for the Little Spartans football or cheer squad for the upcoming season.

A non-refundable deposit of $55 per registered child must be made at the time of sign-ups. Checks will be accepted and must be made out to Harrington Little Spartans.

Little Spartans Pop Warner football players (Special to The Chronicle/Harrington Pop Warner).

You must bring a wallet-sized portrait-style photo and a copy of your child’s birth certificate to the sign-up.

If you are unable to make it out Saturday morning, there will be a second sign-up on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Harrington Parks & Recreation.

“Right now those are the two dates we have allotted for sign-ups,” said Adam Gillespie, this year’s Vice President of the football program. “We will evaluate and see what our numbers are after that second sign-up, and if we need to possibly open up another date for sign-ups then we will.”

This is Mr. Gillespie’s first year on the football board.

Amy Greenly will continue her role as president of the program, with Alyssa Putnam (VP of cheer), Crystal Hughes (treasurer), Erin Hollar (secretary), Denise Ross (fundraising chair) and Stephanie Knestaut (scholastics chair) making up the remainder of the board.

“I’ve known everyone for the last several years, just from having a child in the program, so it’s a great program,” Mr. Gillespie said of this year’s board.

In order to get the football numbers for the upcoming season, the Harrington Pop Warner program has focused its primary attention on keeping the kids safe.

“The biggest thing we try to enforce is safety,” Mr. Gillespie said. “All of the coaches and most of the board members are what we call Heads Up certified through USA Football. The priority of that is concussion and injury-prevention and teaching the appropriate skills in order to play the game in a safe manner.”

For additional information on the Little Spartans program, check out their information page on Facebook.

Sports Editor Ben Heck can be reached at bheck@newszap.com.

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