Bowman Parks and Recreation would like to thank the following people and businesses for all their incredible support in the creation of a youth tackle football program.
Posted Nov. 22, 2013
Youth tackle football finds success in Bowman
Bowman Parks and Recreation would like to thank the following people and businesses for all their incredible support in the creation of a youth tackle football program. It started from community support and ended in a Championship game being played at home. This first season team made up of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders grabbed the support of many and became the talk of the town this fall. All of this happened because 28 boys wanted to play tackle football. We organized and joined the Dickinson Football League. Chris Johnson and Dan Peterson stepped forward to coach even though they had no sons playing. Randy Gaebe, Scott Walby and Jason Bullis also coached the players. Subway, R&L Construction, Dale’s Clothing, Northwest Tire, Pifer’s Auction, Narum Farms, Eats and Treats, Mitchell’s Oil Field Service, Whiting Gas and Oil, Pokin’ and Hopin’ Directional Drilling, Heidi Fischer, Has Beens, Bowman Booster Club and many parents have pledged and given financially to help purchase equipment and support the program. I am overcome by all of the spirit and generosity raised toward this program.
The players practiced three to four times per week and learned so much more than the valuable skills of football. They learned teamwork, the value of following the rules, listening to authority, and playing in all kinds of weather conditions, from extra hot to chilling cold. We are growing young men who love the game of football. Playing for the love of the game was recently talked about at the team after season party and love of the game is what was represented this fall. From the coaches who coached because of their love of the game to the players who showed up excited to block and tackle each day in practice, to the parents who rallied together to feed the team before the big game and give funds to help purchase practice jerseys for next year, to the crowd that attended the championship game at Bowman County Stadium. So much giving and so much spirit generated to help build community in a very wonderful town.