On July 7, 2016 during the protests in Dallas, one of our BYA family members was killed in the line of duty. Dallas Police Officer Lorne Ahrens, father of Magnus and Sorcha, was taken from us far too soon. Magnus has played BYA Football for three years and Sorcha plays volleyball with BYA. To honor the family, BYA Football will be holding a Back-the-Blue event at our home field (Hughes Middle School) on Saturday, September 17th. On that date, we will be raffling off two Yeti coolers and taking donations to be given directly to the Ahrens Family on behalf of BYA. All BYA Raiders teams will be playing at home that date; games start at 8am, with the last game beginning at 8pm. Please come out to join us for a great day of football! Gate fees are $4/adult, $2 for students/seniors, and children 2 and under are free. The drawing for the two Yeti coolers will held during half-time of our 8U game (2pm), and during half-time of our 12U game (8pm). Due to overwhelming support for the family and the many donations that have poured in from our community to support the cause, we’ll be holding an online auction to raise additional funds to benefit the family. The auction opens on Monday, September 5th and closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 15th. Take a look at the many awesome items we have up for auction at https://www.winningcause.org/bya_ahrensfamily/ and place your bids!! Help us make this benefit a great one for a deserving family!
For FAQ’s on the online auction, please see: Back_the_Blue FAQ