As another football season comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone for another great season. The Scott County Youth Football Board of Directors congratulate the divisional champions: Senior Tackle Champions, Raiders - head coach Roger Daniel; Junior Tackle Champions, Cowboys - head coach John Martin; Freshman Tackle Champions, Wildcats - head coach Brian Hickey; Flag Football Champions, Colonels - head coach Chris Howard. Thank you to all the board members and coaches for volunteering their time and effort. Your contributions will have a lasting effect on your players and the league. Football is a great sport and character builder, you all are part of shaping tomorrow's leaders.
This last Sunday SCAD(Scott Countians Against Drugs) distributed T-Shirts to SCYFootball players. The table was set up close to the concession stand for this distribution. These shirts were provided at no cost to the league or your players as SCAD has donated 100% of the cost. SCYF would like to thank Tina Foster and Scott Turner the co-chairs for SCAD for making this donation possible. Below is a brief summary of what SCAD is doing in our community. Additionally, feel free to contact SCAD for more information regarding their programs and how you or your players parents can become involved.
Scott Countians Against Drugs (SCAD) has been in existence for thirty years to combat substance abuse through prevention and education. SCAD's mission is to help reduce substance abuse among youth and to strengthen collaborations with community stakeholders. Over the past year, SCAD has been involved with a variety of activities for youth such as red ribbon week, prom breakfast, and public service announcements. SCAD has a prescription drug drop box which is located at the Scott County Sheriff's Department where anyone can dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs free of charge. These are just a few of the various activities that SCAD has implemented or supports within the community and all share the same goal- to reduce substance abuse.
The issue of preventing teens from abusing drugs and alcohol is a community wide issue. SCAD wants to offer support for parents in the community because parents are the MOST influential force in the lives of youth people. In fact, numerous studies prove that teens with strong family ties are less likely to try alcohol, marijuana and tobacco. Additionally, teens with strong family ties are five times less likely to have friends who use drugs. Even if you are not a parent, you can play a significant role in a child's life. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, mentors and coaches can all help guide a child toward healthy decisions at every stage of their lives. For more information on how you can help prevent the youth in your life from making unhealthy decisions visit www.timetotalk.org or drugfree.org. SCAD is honored to be a part of the community and is always recruiting new partners to help build substance abuse awareness and prevention efforts. SCAD meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month at 11:45 am at Cardome.