- Tracy Fuller
The "Bull Pen" January 2019
Did you know that the Beltsville-Adelphi Boys and Girls Club has been an all-volunteer club in existence for over 60 years? Well, starting this year, “The Bull Pen” will keep you informed on the club’s achievements, the various sports programs, and much more ongoing with the club.
The club had a great 2018 season but is looking forward to an even better 2019. The club, as many of you are already aware of, is going through a transitional/rebuilding period. Yet, we are still striving to be a club of excellence.
To help in this rebuilding, we need your assistance. The Beltsville Bulls are always looking for coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteers. Without those leaders in our community, our kids will not have the guidance and direction through those sports programs.
We are also looking for donations to enable more scholarships or lower fees for the players. Other proud sponsors of the Beltsville Boys and Girls Club include Jackson Shaw, Response Team 1, and the Peterson Group. Donations, no matter how large or small, are always welcomed and don’t have to be monetary; we need equipment for all sports or other youth, sports-related, in-kind services). Because the club is a 501(c)(3) organization, your donations are considered tax-deductible.
Some Highlights and a Quick Recap of 2018
Ahnah Atkinson was featured on the NBC’s Today show for her amazing and spirited dance performance at
the Beltsville Bulls 2018 football homecoming. She went VIRAL, with over a million views on the various social media platforms.
Congratulations to the Beltsville Bulls football program for winning the 2018 Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club tackle football county championship in the 14U division. This group of young men, their coaching staff, and the parents worked extremely hard over the season to pull out another county championship trophy for the Beltsville community.
We’re looking forward to another successful basketball season in 2018–2019 because our 13U PGCBGC champions are looking to defend their title in the 14U division. The season is in progress, and the team is currently recruiting all student-athletes ages 8-16.
Girls’ divisions: 8U / 10U / 12U / 14U / 16U Boys’ divisions: 8U / 9U/ 10U /11U / 12U / 13U / 14U / 15U / 16U
***Coed teams are available.*** Games start in January 2019. Cost: $100, Uniform Fee $40
Spring Flag Football
All the Beltsville’s flag football teams made it to the 2018 flag football playoffs. Your Bulls’ 8U team finished as county runners-up, losing a very close game vs. PG Storm 7–6. The season resumes in March 2019, recruiting all student-athletes ages 4–14. Cost: $100 includes team jersey.
Spring and Fall Soccer
Our soccer program is looking to rebuild and grow, to take us back to soccer powerhouse that Beltsville was just a couple years ago. As one of the most popular sports for our region, Beltsville’s soccer program has had to scale back because of the lack of coaches at the various ages levels We’re looking for a new soccer commissioner and coaches. If you have experience playing or coaching soccer and are looking to run a youth sports program or team, please feel free to contact athletic director Rian Jackson. The season resumes in March 2019, recruiting all student-athletes ages 5–16. Cost: $100, uniform fee: $20
Spring and Fall Baseball
Our baseball program is looking to rebuild and grow. Beltsville is in the hunt for a new baseball commissioner. If you have experience playing or coaching baseball and are looking to run a youth sports program, please feel free to contact athletic director Rian Jackson. The season resumes in March 2019, recruiting all student-athletes ages 4–14. Cost: $100, uniform fee: $50
The tackle football team is looking to continue to grow and build off another successful football campaign and looking for more 6U players and football coaches. The season resumes in July 2019, recruiting all student-athletes ages 4–14. Cost: $125, uniform fee: $3
We’re looking to continue to grow the cheerleading program and start competing in competitions and events. To do so, we are looking for coaches and volunteers to help us. The sport is year-round, recruiting all student-athletes ages 4–16. Cost: $50
If you have questions, suggestions, or want to get involved, please contact Club Athletic Director Rian Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.693.6395. Stay tuned for next month to read about the 2019 Bulls basketball season and much more! GO BULLS!!! AND JOIN THE STAMPEDE!!!