Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:43

Team MD Goes to the State House

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In the 8 years since Grassroots was founded, we have done some amazing things.  We have blessed a lot of kids and parents.  We have broken ground in many areas, but NEVER, have we done anything like what we did on Monday Feb 27th, 2017.  Pictured above you see members of the 2016 8th Grade Team Maryland National Championship Team.  Four of the best GYFL alums ever were on hand to enjoy the festivities and be honored as well.  Kasim Hill, Anthony McFarland, Marcus Minor, and Cam Spence were all honored. They are the anchors of the legendary 2017 U of Maryland Recruiting Class.


During that glorious evening, the Maryland Senate honored the National Champions with the presentation of a Senate Proclamation in the Senate Chamber during the Monday 2/27 session. TThe University of Maryland 2017 Commits took center stage and were honored separately first, then the National Champs took over.

The Legislature went in at 8pm on Monday night so the boys were be honored approximately 8:15pm after the session actually began. This is a night that will change the lives of these 40 young men and their families.There was a reception for the Team and family members prior to the start of the session in the Miller Senate Office Building. The boys and coaches will actually walked onto the Senate floor to be honored.  

Senator Douglass J.J. Peters and Senate President Miller orchestrated the event and were in attendance, along with Senators and Delegates from all over the Great State of Maryland. Successful CEO's from the Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to greet the players, parents, shake hands and give out business cards.  Our babies will had a chance to meet some of the people they will hopefully be working for and with when their playing days are over.


President of the Senate Mike Miller      UMD Head Coach DJ Durkin         Barry Gosset with Ms. McFarland

Head Coach DJ Durkin and members of the U of Maryland Coaching Staff were present along with Head Coach Damon Wilson of Bowie State University. Members of the Board of Regents from the University of Maryland were present.  Mr. Barry Gossett (The U of Maryland Gossett Field House is named after him).  Gary Attman, the owner of Future Care was on hand to bless our kids.

U of Maryland incoming Freshman on the Senate Floor.

The Night was simply extraordinary and one we will never forget.  Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Grassroots. CLICK HERE to see our 7 Year Track Record, which clearly illustrates the Grassroots Difference.

If you want to be at next years ceremony, the first step is here.  CLICK HERE to Learn more about how we do what we do.


Coach Mike


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