Dec 3, 2023
I hadn’t written anything for the CFL in a long long time. Part of it is time, part of it is desire. As Tina Marie used to say, I have a lot of Irons in the fire. Some people have asked, what’s up with the CFL. Are you’ll dying? And I say “au contraire mon frère”. Our problem is we have too much stuff going on. We (or at least I) can’t seem to stay focused. Let me recap everything we have done this year in 2023. The good and the bad. We started off with one of our biggest accomplishments. We sponsored our 4th ever Fundraising Flag Football tournament, to raise money for a young lady names Katy Thomlinson who was battling cancer. Of all the tournaments we do, I really enjoy those the most. To be able to see the joy on her and her families’ face when we hand them that money is the absolute best feeling in the world. We had a great turnout so that was a win all the way around. We had our normal Spring League on Saturdays. Not a great turnout like we have done in the past but better than most. We also ran our first ever Women’s only Spring Flag football league. We tried to launch one last spring with no success. Getting this one off the ground was a huge win, not just for us but for women’s football in Colorado in general. We had our normal Thursday night summer league, and our very successful two day Men’s and Coed Summer flag football tournament with a grand total of 22 teams coming from as far away as Oregon. We ran our second Fall Women’s Fall Football league. We also wrapped up our annual Toys for Tots winter tournament with a total of 10 teams which is on par with what we have done in the past. Not our high, but a decent turnout nevertheless. We had a team come down from South Dakota for that one. Awesome!
We sponsored the revival of a new League called the North Metro Flag Football League. This League ran for many years before it died out right after Covid hit. We thought it was dead before someone approached us about bringing it back to life. Although it is still in its infancy the response to this new league has been nothing but phenomenal. So much so that we were easily able to hold off a new non-contact league that tried to launch in Thornton at the same time as us. Not that, that is our goal our mission. We are a firm believer in you do you. All I say to that is you shouldn’t try to drop your league on top of someone else’s league. You need to check your surroundings first.
We also lent our expertise to a new HS girls summer league. Dude was about to die on the vine until we came to the rescue. I truly enjoy helping others in the Flag Football community. We all have a responsibility to help our sport grow and thrive.
We had a couple of misses as well. Our Fall league turnout was abysmal. We also sponsored a men’s and Coed tournament on late fall that also failed to get off the ground. With all the things we have going on, we’re going to have a few misses.
Overall, we have a very successful 2023. I can’t wait to see what 2024 with bring. Our behalf of the Christian Fellowship League, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Verse of the Week
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (KJV)
Please ensure you have matching color jerseys.
Please remove all jewelry and other loose items.
Ensure you wear shorts or pants with no pockets, or pockets must be sewn shut.
Please help clean up the area where we play. Pick up all bottles and trash.
If anybody has any prayer request, please let us know so we can lift them up to God in prayer. You can let me know or email me.