A Rocket Alumni contacted me
as she had seen a post that concerned her.
She was on the Board of Directors I believe she said for 13 years. She was devastated to hear the Rockets were
not playing this season (as we all are) and was worried the program was
shutting down for good. I assured her,
as I would like to assure everyone, that the current Board of Directors will be
working hard over the next year and will be doing everything in our power to
get things up and running for the 2019 season.
We pray this is not the end of the Rockets, only a period of time to
I’ve been thinking about the conversation I had with this
sweet woman who reached out to me, not knowing who I was or what information I
may be able to offer her. It became very
clear, very quickly, just how impactful the Rockets Football and Cheer Program
has been to so many in our community. So
many people have shared how they were once a Rocket, and then their children
played or cheered as a Rocket themselves.
A few parents of current players have said that their child does not
want to play for another team this season because they are a Rocket! Once you are a Rocket, you become part of the
family. We are a program unlike any
other. We support each other, we place
importance on family, safety, and teamwork.
Whether our teams win or lose, we do so with grace and respect for all.
Our program has been in the community since 1956, providing
children a place to learn real world life skills such as sportsmanship, team
work, respect, leadership, and courage. We
offer them a structured environment to grow and learn in their sport, preparing
them for future teams and life in general.
Our parent volunteers do this all on their own free time, whether out of
love for the sport, their child’s passion for the game, or various other
reasons. The point is we can’t do this
without those dedicated individuals or the support of our schools and
community. Now, more than ever, we need to
come together as a community. I
encourage you to reach out and share how important the Farmington Rockets
Football and Cheer program is to the community.
We will not let this program go down without a fight! #RFL