Leesburg, VA (November 22, 2014) Two local Virginia Xtreme Flag Football teams will be playing for the NFL Flag Football National Championship in Phoenix, AZ at Cardinal Stadium on January 26, 2015, the week of Super Bowl XLIX. Five Virginia Xtreme teams participated in the Redskins NFL Regional Tournament on November 8th, 2014, at Evergreen SportsPlex in Leesburg (14U White, 14U Purple, 13U White, 12U Purple, and 10U Purple). The 14U Purple team went undefeated in the tournament, outscoring their opponents by a combined 147-18, to earn their spot as one of only eight teams in the NFL National Championship Tournament. Team members include (bottom row from left to right) Greyson Sequino, Louie Stathis, Chris Broad, Joaquin Garcia, Marcus Hickman; (back row left to right) Daniel Hall, Tyler Kijak, Jalen Thomas, Luke Hutchinson, George Richardson, along with coaches Dave Sequino and Matthias Serrano. The team is comprised of students from the following high schools: Briar Woods, Broad Run, Dominion, Loudoun County, Middleburg Academy, and Tuscarora.
The Virginia Xtreme 12U Purple Team was also victorious in their division and will be playing in the NFL National Championship. There will be 8 teams from each age bracket competing in Arizona, for a total of 32 teams.
Virginia Xtreme Sports (VXS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide competitive regional travel sports (flag football, basketball, etc.) programs that develop the next generation of youth athletes into high performance, well trained, highly disciplined, and competitive players while they grow and develop physically, mentally and emotionally. VXS is organized to coach, mentor, and lead their players to become productive and responsible citizens. The players in their program are expected to excel in the classroom, the community, at home and on the field.
As you can imagine, this is an exciting opportunity for their players, some of whom may not otherwise have a chance to travel this distance or participate in such an event. It is with this in mind that they are asking for donations and sponsorship to help with travel expenses so they can ensure that all 20 players will be fully funded for this exciting experience. Please go to www.gofundme.com/h1brk to donate.