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Help send Youth Footballers from Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury to championship turf.

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Youth football and cheer team needs community immediate support or dreams would be dashed.
Boston, MA – The Boston Raiders Mitey Mites have been invited to play in the National Pop Warner Baby Bowl at Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL, December 4 – 6, 2015.

They are the first Mitey Mite team from Massachusetts to ever to play in the prestigious game. The Mitey Mites are 2015 Central Mass Baby Bowl Champions; their ages range from 7-9 years old.

The Boston Raiders Mitey Mites have amassed in the past for four seasons, three consecutive undefeated seasons and four conference titles.

This story is about young people from Boston being recognized for their hard work and talents, and not the negative imagery that is seen in the news.

The team is looking for sponsors to help defray some of the cost of the trip. All the players and cheerleaders come from Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan, an area of the city that has not recovered from the recession with over 25% unemployment, and 51% of the households are headed by single parents.

But these families have found a way not to let it affect their child(ren) ability to play sports to provide a sense of normalcy.

The team is looking for small and large businesses and individuals to help support the ambitions of these young to give that famous reply that all champions give, “Where are you going? I’m going to Disney!”

If you would like to provide financial support to the team or more information, please contact William Watkins, President at 617-858-1410.


Boston Raiders Youth Football & Cheer Pop Warner Little Scholars was formally the Roxbury Raiders established by the legendary brothers of Harry and Dennis Wilson in 1974.
The program in its 40-year history has mentored and coached over 5,000 young men and women, over 30 local and state titles combined and the most winningest youth football record of over 350 wins and counting.

Written by aboutblackboston

November 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Yes for new downtown school. NO for new Mattapan High School

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Boston City Hall (June 26, 2013) – Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey’s attempt to build a new high school in Boston was obstructed today when the Boston City Council voted 5-8 to reject his plan during a council meeting.

(585 Commercial Street – downtown school to go in) Full story

Yancey pleaded with his colleagues to comprehend the obvious need for a new high school in Boston.

He cited the city’s current shortage of 4,000 high school seats that is forcing students to attend classes in substandard facilities; he cited the fact that the last new high school in Boston was constructed in 1979; and he noted that over 3,000 Boston residents have signed a petition in favor of the new high school.

“We can delay this and say it’s okay to keep the students in substandard facilities and have them tough it out, or we can do what’s right and make the investment today,” he said.

Yancey noted that more important than the fiscal cost is the fact that Boston students must compete with thousands of students in other cities who are attending state-of-the-art high school facilities. “I believe this Council has a responsibility to ensure that our children are in position to compete with other children in other cities,” he said.

While Boston City Councillors Tito Jackson, John Connolly, Ayanna Pressley, and Felix Arroyo voted in favor of the loan-order, Councillors Frank Baker, Mark Ciommo, Rob Consalvo, Bill Linehan, Stephen Murphy, Matt O’Malley, and Michael Ross objected the loan-order.

The $115 million loan-order would have paved the way for a brand new, state-of-the-art, public facility located on 15 acres of land at the old Mattapan State Hospital Ground in Mattapan. “The longer we wait, the more expensive it’s going to be. But the most critical cost will be the opportunity cost to our students in the City of Boston,” Yancey said.

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June 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

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