Dec 2, 2015
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The City of San Pablo announced Tuesday it will provide a one-time grant of $6,000 to help a local youth football team travel to Orlando, Fla. for the American Youth Football National Championships, which starts Friday and runs through next week.

The contribution provided a major boost for the San Pablo Cowboys Youth Association, which had separately raised more than $10,000 of the needed $20,000 from 111 individual donors via this online fundraiser.

In a statement, San Pablo Mayor Kathy Chao Rothberg said the city is proud of the Cowboys and values the team’s commitment to forwarding City Council’s policies regarding healthy, active lifestyles.

“The San Pablo Cowboys are an important local youth organization based in San Pablo that provides valuable life-skills to many local youth, and encourages student athletes to focus on life-building values that will help them succeed in life,” the mayor said.

As we’ve reported recently, the Cowboys team that earned the right to travel across the nation range in age from 8-10. It finished with a 10-2 record this season and topped the previously undefeated San Francisco 49ers 13-6 in its regional title game at Oak Grove High School in San Jose.

A majority of the players are on the honor roll at school, and their coaches say this trip will be an opportunity of a lifetime.

In a Facebook post, the city of San Pablo expressed pride in its local team.

“We wish them the best of luck, and are already proud of what they have accomplished,” the city stated.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.