On Saturday August 18th the DC Reign will be playing the CFC Denver Pirate combined team at 7:00 p.m. This game will also serve as the Reign’s first event after their partnership with Life-Line Colorado. Reign will help with their many programs involving youth at risk and adults with substance abuse and aggression replacement. The Reign can sympathize with these youth and adults, as some of them have led similar lives themselves and have turned to football as a way to improve their lives. They rely on each other, as an extended family, to keep on the right paths.
At tomorrow’s game Staff and youth from Life-Line Colorado will be collecting school supplies for the students in their programs who cannot afford to purchase them. There will be tables set up for the collection of the supplies and donations. Some of the students and staff will be present to answer any questions, and to thank everyone for donations. There will also be raffles where you can purchase tickets to win some nice prizes.
DC Reign have a commitment not only to give back to the communities who support them, through attendance at the many games they play through the year, by sponsoring and with donations, but to the youth who may be looking up to them. DC Reign is committing to this organization during football season and off season. So if you have not already done so, please stop by one of your local department or office supply stores before the game and pick up a package of pencils, pens or notebook paper for these kids.
A testimonial from one of Life-Line’s successes
Whats up my name is Omar. I was born November 7, 1993. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I grew up pretty crazy seeing how everything played out, the gangs, guns, drugs and alcohol. I would think it was cool so I followed my brothers footsteps, when he started getting locked up for every move he made. I felt like it was my turn to take over. I started meeting other people in gangs and started messing with guns, drugs, and alcohol. I got really aggressive, I blacked out in a world where I can do whatever I really wanted, and whenever I wanted. School was a waist of time to me, but probation was a place I was ordered to, many times, as if I like being there for some reason. After a while I noticed my family and friends faces, I looked at everything outside the box, and I was in a really messed up situation, so I settled down and made music. I did the same stuff once and a while, but it took one day, one night, ONE SHOT, to put me on the concrete floor. I got shot July 3, 2011. I was put on a stretcher. All I saw was a bunch of flashing lights, doctors, and a oxygen mask, that put me to sleep for two days. I woke up in intensive care, I lied and said I felt better the fifth day, and got out the seventh day. I got out of the hospital with pain, I looked out to the world and told myself I would change myself. Not just for me but for everyone around. Now music is all I know. Life-Line helped me out to stay away from the bad side. Now I’m here to do the same and support people that grew up like me, so they know they have a second chance. Sometimes we have to learn to let go and look at the future.
The Reign will also be collecting donations so they can continue their “Reignation” challenge, with many games to come both at Shea Stadium and at away stadiums. October 4th -7th they will be going to Hawaii to play the Hawaii Gridiron League All-stars team and are in drastic need for sponsors and donors to get them there. If you own a business and need to get your non-profit tax deductible donations for the year taken care of or would like to sponsor the Reign, now would be a good time to do so. They are also collecting donations of any denomination at the remaining home games.
So gather the family with your school supply donations and come watch this game which is going to be one of the hardest hitting and exciting games the Reign have had to play this year.
About Life-Line Colorado
Life-Line Colorado provides a safe and constructive environment that supports recovery by educating clients in the awareness of personal choices/actions while reinforcing positive behaviors, so one can refrain from relapse and recidivism, while gaining self-worth and personal satisfaction.
The programs they offer for youth are; Life Line Gang Dis-engagement, Substance abuse, aggression replacement and life skills.
The adult programs they offer are; Substance abuse and aggression replacement.
For more information on Life-Line Colorado CLICK HERE or visit www.lifelinecolorado.org
About DC Reign
The Douglas County Reign is a non-profit, Semi-Professional football organization, who calls Shea Stadium, in Douglas County, their “Home Field.”
Douglas County Reign is an Independent Semi Pro Football Organization in Colorado. We strive to set new standards in our community as well as deliver a classic Football performance on the Field. We are a working man’s team in a working man’s national league. We aspire to bring positive exposure to upcoming players, staff, and our respected sponsors. Our community means everything to our organization and we are here to serve you. Our players play this game for the love of the game unlike what you see on Sundays. We search for opportunities to generate inspiration in our schools, hospitals, churches, and any other possible venues. DC Reign as an organization that networks within as a family with men and women of all ethnicities, from all sorts of backgrounds, and of many different careers. We are here to Inspire You! We believe in you!
Come join us in a journey of a lifetime, as we pursue greatness not only on the field, but also off the field.
For more information on DC Reign CLICK HERE or visit www.DCReign.org