2013-09-13 / Sports

Big BCAC Football Kickoff!

By Dan Guarino


Excited kids show off their new jerseys at the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s opening Pep Rally and Jersey Night. Photos by Dan Guarino Excited kids show off their new jerseys at the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s opening Pep Rally and Jersey Night. Photos by Dan Guarino Cheers and applause filled the air as the Broad Channel Athletic Club kicked off its new football season with a Pep Rally and Jersey Night on Friday, September 6th.

Hundreds turned out for the event at the BCAC Memorial Field off Cross Bay Boulevard. Young athletes received their new team jerseys and enthusiastic cheerleaders and players were individually introduced, one by one, to the cheering crowd.

Coaches and special guests also received a grand welcome.

Organizers acknowledged this was an even more special celebration as it marked the first football season since the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. They noted also it was one more step in the recovery of the community.

In keeping with that theme, the BCAC announced that unlike previous seasons which were dedicated to individuals, this year was dedicated to all the teams and all of Broad Channel.

Special thanks went to Sports Angels, a non-profit organization which helped replace every single piece of equipment, including helmets, guards, pads and uniforms, lost to the storm.

Every player took the field in brand new jerseys and gear.

Many special acknowledgements were made to those who tirelessly worked to literally salvage the season from the storm, even amid the possibility that there would be no football program this year.

Even against those odds, BCAC football came roaring back.



Peanuts, Pee-Wees, Midgets and Ponys. The Broad Channel 2013 fooball teams make their debut. Peanuts, Pee-Wees, Midgets and Ponys. The Broad Channel 2013 fooball teams make their debut.


Let’s get ready to cheer! The BCAC cheerleaders give it their all. Let’s get ready to cheer! The BCAC cheerleaders give it their all.


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