Rotary Club of Peachtree City donates AED to PTC Youth Football Association

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 1:52pm
By: The Citizen

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Peachtree City Youth Football Association (PTCYFA) during a recent luncheon.

PTCYFA provides the opportunity for boys (ages 5-14) and girls (ages 4-12) to participate in the Peachtree City Packers football and cheerleading programs. Practice and game fields for the Packers are at Riley Field Park located on Wisdom Road, west of Peachtree City Elementary School. Close to 400 kids are currently registered for football or cheerleading and on any given day there are 200-1,000 people at the park.

Similar to other parks that already have an AED, Riley Field handles a large number of people for extended periods of time, especially athletes exerting themselves in a high contact sport.

“Having an AED on site will provide another level of safety for the players as well as spectators at the park and we are so appreciative to the Rotary Club for their generosity and support of local youth sports,” said PTCYFA president Randy Vest.

The PTCYFA’s mission is to provide: a safe instructional environment focusing on both basic and advanced football and cheerleading skills, structured team play, sportsmanship, character building and positive leadership.

In addition, PTCYFA has qualified football coaches that are certified through The National Youth Sports Coaches Association.
These certified coaches are trained through the Association’s structured training clinics that are provided by seasoned high school coaches.

The football program is based on a comprehensive park system manual that was developed in conjunction with the local high school football program to ensure that all players are taught the same proper methods of running, tackling, blocking, passing, footwork and other skills that are needed to become a successful football player.

For more information about PTCYFA go to:

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