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Mayor Walsh Announces the Return of Mayor's Cup Pop Warner Football Jamboree on Sunday, August 24th

August 19, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the return of the Mayor’s Cup Pop Warner Football Jamboree on Sunday, August 24th at Roberts Playground in Dorchester.  Boston’s largest youth football exhibition will start at 9:00 a.m. and will run all day.

“It’s wonderful to see hundreds of young people and their families having fun, enjoying the games and spending time outside together,” said Mayor Walsh.  “I wish the best of luck to all the participating teams.”

Youth football players from neighborhoods throughout Boston participate in this annual summer exhibition to prepare for their upcoming season in an exciting day of scrimmages, food, and fun.  The event remains one of the most popular and festive of the year.  Throughout the day, over 1,000, coaches, families and spectators are expected to attend.  The day will include: live entertainment; raffles, giveaways, and discounted products by Modell's; and refreshments for sale courtesy of Dorchester Pop Warner.

Games start with the youngest divisions of players competing first.  Teams expected to participate include the Boston Bengals, Boston Raiders, Dorchester Eagles, East Boston Jets, Hyde Park Cowboys, Mattapan Patriots, Mission Hill/Fenway Buccaneers, South Boston Fighting Irish, South End Titans, and the West Roxbury Falcons.

Limited parking is available at Rogers Playground, with additional parking available at Tech Boston Academy, 9 Peacevale Road.

The program is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in partnership with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Dorchester Eagles Organization.