FUN-damental Basketball Camp Open to Boys, Girls in Local Area

The FUN-damental Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in local area cities and towns, will be held July 25 to July 29, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located at 51 Summer Street in Everett.

The camp will be held between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for boys and girls entering grades 3 thru 8 as of September, 2022. The cost of the camp is $100.

Tony Ferullo, boys’ varsity basketball coach at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, will be the Director of the camp.

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Mike Sainristil’s Versatility Camp

Leader Herald Staff Report

Michigan Wolverine and Everett native Mike Sainristil will always be a Crimson Tide alumni.

That’s why the 2019 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year and stud wide receiver for Michigan University is ready to give back to his hometown via his first ever football camp.

Sainristil’s Versatility Football Camp will be taking over Everett Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 22 from 10:30am-2pm. The camp will cater to registered pre-high school athletes free of charge, with two time slots for Kindergarten-4th grade (10:30am-12pm) and 5th grade-8th grade (12:30pm-2pm).

Sainristil, who is bringing to camp the services of his former Everett High coaches and teammates amongst other volunteers, is living out a personal dream of paying it forward to the city that raised him.

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Everett Youth Football Leaders Rally at State House

Dozens of players from around the state showed up to the protest held by Massachusetts Youth Football Alliance on the steps of the State House. (Photo by Joe Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero and Joe Prezioso

Many local youth leaders and advocates of the freedom to choose to allow elementary school children to take part in contact sports such as tackle football made their way up to the State House on Tuesday, April 16 as part of a growing protest of Bills H. 2007 and S.1223. Both are currently progressing through the legislature.

The bills, presented by Paul A. Schmid III of Westport, MA, and Bradley H. Jones Jr., of North Reading, MA, was presented to the legislature to help “prevent the practice of tackle football for children in grade 7 or under”.

The official website for the bill making its rounds states it’s “an act for no organized head impacts to school children.”

The bills were referred to the Committee of Public Health by the house on January 22 and the senate concurred.

The 2.5 hour rally combating the bills featured some big names, including guest speakers and former NFL players Merril Hoge and Andre Tippet.

The Mass Youth Football Alliance, USA Football, Pop Warner and American Youth Football have all teamed up to counter the bills that most certainly jeopardize participation in local youth football leagues across the state.

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