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Saturday Night Under The Lights This Saturday

By Staff | Oct 1, 2009

A hugely successful youth program will celebrate its third season this Saturday night in Emmetsburg. The Third Annual E’Hawk Flag Football Saturday Under the Lights Event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday night at Duane Twait Field at the Emmetsburg High School athletic complex.

The evening’s event provides families and friends of tomorrow’s E’Hawk football players a chance to see the future of E’Hawk football perform on historic Duane Twait Field, under the lights, just as the E’Hawks play. Additionally, a free-will barbeque supper is served prior to the event at the field as a fundraiser for continued operation of the program.

Over 100 youth will be participating in Saturday’s event, which is broken down by age groups. First and Second graders will scrimmage from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by Third and Fourth graders, who will scrimmage from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The Fifth and Sixth graders will close out the evening’s activities with scrimmages from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The E’Hawk Flag Football program is made possible through the support of several local businesses and organizations, including Iowa Trust & Savings Bank, E’Hawk Football – Coach Mike Dunlap, POET Biorefining, Rick Jones-Pronto Car Wash/E’Hawk Inc., Creative Stitches, Pizza Ranch, Emmetsburg Public Schools, Emmetsburg Screen Printing and Hughes Brennan & Wirtz Insurance. Also sponsoring the program are

Chad Anderson-Pioneer Seed, Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities, Joyce Funeral Home, Palo Alto County Beef Producers, Fareway Stores, Wallace’s Water Conditioning-Culligan, Emmetsburg Food Pride, Dr. Kimberly Zimmerman-DDS and Emmetsburg Publishing-The Reporter and The Democrat.

Also crucial to the success of the program are volunteers who assist with coaching the youth and working with the program, including Dallas Naig, BJ Schany, Kort Freeman, Scott Wirtz, Brian Rouse, Andy Joyce, Brent McAllister, Scott Kibbie, Matt Mueller, Steve Schany, Rick Brennan, Travis Fries, Troy Auten, Dan Jackson and Emmetsburg Parks and Recreation Director Mike Dunlap.

Last but not least, members of the Emmetsburg E’Hawk Football team also donate their time and efforts to work with their younger counterparts to help develop and nurture their love of the game.

Saturday Night Under the Lights is open to the public and all are invited to Duane Twait Field to attend a fun evening of watching the future of E’Hawk Football this Saturday night at 6 p.m.