The Youngstown Browns won the NFL 11-12 Youth Flag Football Team National Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney Orlando recently. After a 5-2 record, and 3 straight wins in the finals, playing big market teams like Miami, Hawaii, New York and Dallas, YYAFF prevailed with these local teammates from Trumbull County – Ashton O’Brien, QB, MVP (Brookfield) and Nick Ryan, DB/WR and Safety (Niles & JFK ) – excelling in the finals.
Members of the Ohio Grand Assembly, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, under the direction of the 2016-2017 Grand Worthy Advisor (State President), Miss Haley Spangler, were able to donate over 500 gallon jugs of pop tabs, over 900 wish list items, cards & other words of encouragement, and monetary donations totaling $5577.83 for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. The girls from all over Ohio collected the donations during the 2016-17 “Show Your Rainbow Glow” Grand year. Miss Spangler is a member of West Farmington Assembly #116 and is the daughter of James & Starr Spangler of West Farmington. She is attending Baldwin Wallace where she is majoring in Psychology, and just spent a semester abroad in Sweden. Haley wanted to focus her term on showing one’s inner beauty and chose the Shriner’s Hospital to help reflect that theme. For more information on how you can donate to the Shriner’s Hospital please visit lovetotherescue.org. For more information on the premiere character building non-profit community service organization that is The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls please visit us at gorainbow.org or ohiorainbow.org.
Jumping stations were a big hit with students at Joshua Dixon Elementary in Columbiana. Students participated in Jump Rope for Heart, January 29-February 2nd. Jump Rope for Heart is an American Heart Association event.
Jump ropes, a trampoline and noodles students could jump over were available during gym class. A total of 103 students participated in the week-long event, which is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The school set its fundraising goal at $5,500. As of February 5th, $3,064 has been raised. The school is collecting money until March 2nd.