The Coral Springs Flag Football and Cheerleading Club prides itself on providing a fun and safe learning environment. Since 1972 we have been servicing Coral Springs and the surrounding communities. We are one of the few full-contact, coed flag football leagues in the country.
This year we have implemented some major changes. Starting with a new Board of Directors including Mike Gorelick as President and Matt Shechter as Vice-President, we have revamped almost all aspects of the league. Some of the improvements are:
New Board of Directors
… and yes, there is an app!
Keep checking back with this website as it will contain all of the updated information. Feel free to contact us at (954) 406-0660 for any further information.
"Together, with the support of parents, sponsors, and the community, we will make this league the best it has ever been." - Mike Gorelick - President, CSFFC
Dave Newman - Coach from 2000-2010
Coached in CSFFC from 2000-2010
A few weeks ago, Dave Newman was diagnosed with Bulbar Onset ALS. ALS is an incurable neurodegenerative disease where the nerve cells that control the body’s muscles die. Bulbar ALS starts in the brainstem and works its way down affecting limbs, swallowing, speech, and eventually respiration. While fatal, we hold out hope for a stem cell transplant—currently being developed overseas and hopefully available to patients in late 2017—to provide a cure for this horrible disease.
Dave, age 48, is married to his sweetheart Jen and is a rock-star dad to five kids: Kris, Trevor, Brooke, Morgan, and Zach — always, ALWAYS putting his family above all else. Over the years, he’s been a cheer-dad, as well as a flag-football, rec soccer, city baseball, and city basketball coach here in Coral Springs. He’s been a constant support as a parent at All Saints Catholic School, Sawgrass Middle School, and JP Taravella High School. He’s the family cook, the family comedian, a friend to so many, the constant, and quite honestly…the glue.
And now, he needs us!
ALS is an incredibly fast-progressing disease. Unfortunately, as his condition deteriorates, Dave will be forced to stop working. His muscles will weaken—most likely landing him in a wheelchair—and his speech will become non-existent.
The money raised will go to:
Technology for communicating if/when his voice is gone
Specially designed wheelchair
Stem cell transplant
According to the ALS Association, costs can range upwards of $150,000 to $200,000 per year to care for an ALS patient. This is before factoring in a $50,000 stem cell transplant. So literally, anything you give will be a tremendous help for both Dave and his family.
Let’s face it, ALS sucks! And no ice bucket challenge can immediately change Dave’s diagnosis, but with your help, we hope to provide him with a comfortable life (including all the devices he’ll need), until a stem cell transplant is approved. Dave is a fighter. If we can get him that far, we have no doubt he’ll beat ALS and provide hope to thousands of other ALS patients as well.
Please, donate what you can, and with the power of social media, we hope you’ll share his story.