LAPEL, IN - The Lapel Optimist Club is gearing up for a new Flag and Tackle Football Season. Every year for decades the Optimist Club has provided an excellent Football program to local children and this year is no exception.
Optimist Club Football Signups will begin July 1st and run the month of July.
Hosting this program costs a lot of money which is why the Optimist Club has to recoup this money through signup fees for the children that are participating.
It may be all fun and games for the kids BUT the Optimist Club has to ensure the safety of the children taking part is paramount.
To that end they are constantly purchasing new uniforms, padding and other football equipment.
This year the Optimist Club has already paid out $8,000 to recondition every football helmet to ensure maximum safety. Conditioning was completed by Schutt Sports a nationwide leader in sport equipment reconditioning (http://www.schuttsports.com/aspx/recondition/WhyRecon.aspx).
Donations are also welcome to help cover the costs of the equipment, you can find contact information on the Lapel Optimist Football Program's website @ http://www.lapeloptimistclub.com/article.asp?id=4.
You can find more information on this organization at their Stony Creek Lifestyle listing accessible here.