Emeryville Ravens Heading to Florida Youth Super Bowl Championship

Adger,Demaria, Neal,Erron. Talton, Daymonte. Sanchez, Antonio Smith, Eric Harris, Breon Gibbs, Kalee Torrence, Jamel Robinson, Deshawn Whittley, J Ordan Jackson, Lionel Hill, Jumaal Brown, Kenneth Jefferson, Michael Ingram, Perrish Glover, Alexis Robinson, Ryan Thornton, Justice Mason, Gerald Thomas,Eld’zhan Massey, Carlos Gonzales, Fernando. Head Coach: Solomon Ervin.

The Emeryville Ravens of the American Youth Football Nor Cal league won their division as Bay Area champions and are planning to go Orlando Florida to participate in the Jr. American Youth Football Super Bowl Championship Game.
The team has dedicated its current season to a young athlete who lost his life in the streets. Young people from group homes, foster children and kids from single parent homes compete on the Ravens team.
There are actually two teams.  The Cadets are children ages 7 through 10.  Older competitors, aged 13 through 15, play for the Midgets. The players come from Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley and Emeryville
Minister Mustafa Muhyee, pastor of the newly founded BASIC Ministry Church of East Oakland, serves as the team’s general manager. He is also one of the head coaches.
“This football team offers so much more than athletic competition,” he said.  “Young people learn discipline, anger management, goal setting and life skills from caring adults.  We have all the components here that serve to redirect a person’s life away from the pitfalls of the streets to the promise of purposeful life and higher education.”  
The coach is understandably excited for the young people, many of whom have never ventured further than the Alameda County border.  “What an incredible thing to give them the opportunity to see more of the world and compete at such a high profile event.” he said.
The Ravens staff is ready, willing and able, but they need funds.
The Ravens are seeking to raise $20,000 for airline tickets, hotel rooms and entrance into Disney World.
They are also seeking sponsorship from concerned citizens and civic-minded organizations. Donations are tax deductible.
For information call (510) 860-2075 or ravens.football@ yahoo.com