Saturday’s Events – Weigh-in & Picnic

This Saturday, September 10, is the mandatory weigh-in for all players. You MUST attend or your child will not be permitted to play in any games this year. Be at the Westwood Rams Field by 11:15 AM. To get to the Rams Field, take Jackman Road south to Smith Road. Turn right (west) on Smith Road. Take Smith to Clover Lane (about 2.8 miles). Turn left (south) on Clover Lane. Cross over Alexis Road and continue on Clover to Airedale. Turn right (west) on Airedale. The Westfield Park/Field is on the left.

The Hornets Boosters will, again, be operating a Concession Stand during our home games. We are asking each football player to donate a 12-pack of pop and each cheerleader to donate a case of bottled water. Please bring your donation to the Hornets Picnic following the weigh-ins on Saturday.

It is a Hornets tradition to have a picnic following the weigh-ins. All football player and cheerleader families are invited. Please join us this Saturday at Vienna Park on W. Vienna Road in Temperance. (W. Vienna Road is off of Crabb between Erie & Temperance Roads.) We will be arriving between 12:30-1:00 PM. As a team, we will enjoy pizza, drinks and fun in the park. Football players need to bring their helmet so we can add their jersey number to it. It’s time to get fired up for Sunday’s game!

NOTE: All TV raffle ticket stubs and money MUST be turned in on Saturday. The drawing will be held during the Senior game on Sunday.

IMPORTANT – Weigh-in Information

Your child cannot play in any games if he does not attend the official weigh-in as required by the Washington Junior Football League.

Weigh-ins are scheduled for Saturday, September 10, at the Westfield Rams Field. All Hornets need to be there no later than 11:15 AM. To get to the Rams Field, take Jackman Road south to Smith Road. Turn right (west) on Smith Road. Take Smith to Clover Lane (about 2.8 miles). Turn left (south) on Clover Lane. Cross over Alexis Road and continue on Clover to Airedale. Turn right (west) on Airedale. The Westfield Park/Field is on the left.

If you are unable to attend on Saturday, you must tell your coach by Tuesday, September 6. You will then be given instructions for early weigh-ins on Wednesday, September 7. If you do not inform your coach by Tuesday that you need to attend the early weigh-in, you must attend on Saturday or your child cannot play.

All players new to the league must supply a birth certificate before the weigh-in. There are several new players who have not yet submitted a copy to their coach. These must be turned in by Tuesday, September 6.

Parent Meeting Summary

“First and foremost, we are here for the kids…to give them positive reinforcement and allow them to have fun learning a sport.” ~ Coach Dennis Bugg

Thank you to all who attended our mandatory parent meeting. What a great way to get to know your head coach, board members and learn what the Bedford Hornets organization is all about. If you were unable to attend, here’s a quick summary of the meeting.

Dennis Bugg led the meeting by introducing himself, announcing who the coaches of the football team were, and also introducing the board members.

Coach Bugg encouraged parents to become more involved by attending board/booster meetings. Parent input is vital to the success of our organization. The next board/booster meeting will be held on August 29 at Jason & Tamie Spears’ home, 845 Fairfield, off Lewis.

Coach Bugg talked about the new website. The website contains important events, information and dates. It is updated daily. Should you have a question or a concern that is not addressed on the website, please know that you can come to any of your coaches. We like to provide answers and resolve conflicts as soon as possible, so don’t wait. Contact your coach immediately if you need something.

A birth certificate is needed for any football player new to the league. This must be turned in before your child is allowed to play football. Bring a copy to practice as soon as possible.

Volunteers are still needed. Therefore, if you have not signed up to volunteer, please do so. If you choose not to volunteer, you will be asked to pay an additional $25 to the organization. See Tamie Spears in regard to volunteer openings.

Coach Bugg is looking for someone to volunteer a video camera to record all home games. We own a “deer stand” for videotaping games, but do not have a good quality video camera. If you are able to loan a video camera, we have someone willing to videotape from the deer stand. This would be returned to you after each game and would be handled with extreme care. See Coach Bugg for more details.

Spirit Wear orders are due by August 24. Order forms were provided at the meeting. If you need a form, you can print one from the link below.

Hornets Spirit Wear Order Form

Several fundraisers were discussed:
Raffle tickets are being sold for a flat screen TV drawing. This will be a 42″ plasma TV and each player/cheerleader is responsible for selling 3 tickets at $10 each. Ticket stubs and money are due no later than Thursday, September 8 to a board member.
The cheerleaders are also selling raffle tickets at $10 each for a spa package for two to include manicures, pedicures and facial waxing. This is valued at $170 and each cheerleader will be selling 5 tickets. As well as the raffle, the cheerleaders have a Thirty-One representative who is donating 20% of her sales to the organization. For more info, please see a cheer coach.

The 3rd Annual Bedford Hornets Golf Outing will be held on September 24 at Sand Wedge Golf Course. This is a great event full of fun and friends! The cost is $45 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, cookout, prizes and more. We would love to fill the course with 18 teams of four, so start working on assembling your team! You do not have to have a full foursome to be involved in this event. You can be placed with others who do not have a full team or you can volunteer your time to help at the course that day. If you are unable to join us that day, consider sponsoring a hole for $50. Your name or business name will be placed on a sign located at one of the 18 holes. All proceeds support the Hornets organization. Registration forms may be printed from the link below.

Hornets Golf Flyer

Weigh-ins for all football players are mandatory on September 10 at 11:15 AM at the Rams Football Field. After weigh-ins, there is the annual Hornet Family Picnic at Vienna Park where kids and their families will enjoy a pizza party, watermelon eating contest, games, fun, etc. This is a great way for you to meet the coaches, kids on the teams and other families. This party is for all football players, cheerleaders and their families. Check the website for more details to come soon.

Thank you, again, to all who came to the meeting. We are looking forward to having a GREAT 4th season as an organization!