Welcome to our page. We are the Spokane Valley Lions Football,
a non-profit team under The Pop Warner (tackle) Football Organization, founded in 1929. Our shared goal is to promote the advancement of youth football in our communities, whereby strengthening our ties through youth programs. Learning and playing football are just added bonuses to the true benefit of being part of a team. The kids may or may not go on to play professional football but they will go on to contribute to their communities using the values learned within their experiences; a concept not yet antiquated in our society. It is an exciting year but also a year reflecting some challenge.
We have seen a steady decline in youth football participation. Fear of injury, lack of finances and other interests seem to top the reasons why. Hoping to revitalize the benefits of team sport participation, league rules have been modified. While that level of change takes effect, our team is primarily focused on safety.
It is paramount for college and professional athletes to have the highest rated equipment to retard the incident of injury. Why should it be any different for our cherished kids aged 8-12? Higher rated equipment than we currently have will address our concerns. We humbly ask you, our invaluable core community, business leaders, sports fans, parents, professional sporting community, philanthropists and entrepreneurs for your support in making this happen.
The same passion that ignited The Pop Warner Organization remains today and resonates within us. Our dedicated coaches have been backgrounded checked and certified to coach. They volunteer – away from work and family. Through the challenges of a waning roster, we remain steadfast to our motto: Work hard, have fun and most importantly, play safe. Each season we strive to pass on the meaning of those words to our youth and to live up to our responsibilities. With your donations, you will help our kids experience the best season yet!
Our primary goal:
Safety Equipment – Injuries occur, even with certified coaches trained in the latest safety techniques. With the highest rated safety equipment, concussions can be greatly reduced. This becomes more important as our kids grow larger, stronger and faster.
Scholarships – Recognize exceptional students who work hard on the field and in the class room.
Waived Registration Fees – Financial restrains should never be a barrier for a kid who wants to play.
Uniforms – Uniforms create a psychological feeling of belonging. We have negotiated to cut costs however, parents are still responsible to pay the difference.
Travel Expenses – Parents want to see their child and team succeed. But with success, comes more invites to play out of our area. That compounded by a decline in teams, means more travel.
End of Season Party – This is a time when the work is done and the kids need to be kids. Let them have cake!
All coaches, managers and contributors are on a volunteer basis only. No donations go to wages or gifts, personal expenses or items or expenses unrelated to the team.