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Saginaw Chippewa
Indian Tribe
Parks & Recreation Department

"Creating a Healthier Community Through Recreation"


Mission Statement


Parks and Rec Annual kicks off “Sports Boosters” during month of November

By Joe Sowmick, Contributing Writer

Halloween
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In an ongoing effort to foster community involvement and encouragement for Tribal athletes, the SCIT Parks & Recreation department is kicking off a “Sports Booster” recognition program designed to increase awareness and pride in Tribal athletics.

“We have seen the support by many families who come to the sporting events and want to recognize the good work they do and assist in developing an active “Sports Booster” club,” Parks & Recreation Director Ronnie Ekdahl informs.  “During events like the Indigenous Games in Milwaukee and the Michigan Indian Family Olympics, we have seen where healthy competition and community pride can form a bond that can take an athlete to the next level.” Ekdahl mentioned how the Tribal community would come out and support him at the football games at Bullock Creek High School and continued to follow his career while he played defense for the Central Michigan University Chippewas.<

As a former football and baseball standout for the Mt. Pleasant Oilers, Tribal athlete Dustin Davis fondly remembers his varsity experience and echoes Ekdahl’s sentiments. “Playing sports is a healthy choice, knowing that your community supports you is a powerful feeling.  Becoming a sports booster starts with being a fan of a good life,” Davis reflects “It’s great to appreciate positive efforts put forward by our youth, show the athletes your pride and become a booster.”

Davis graduated in 1995 and played fullback and linebacker in football and third base, first base and pitcher in baseball  He was voted by baseball teammates as MVP and was defensive captain his senior year in football. 
As a 1994 Oiler student/athlete, Dennis “Vinnie” Kequom played defensive tackle and offensive guard.  Kequom was a consensus All-State selection and played in the Michigan High School All Star Game. “Getting involved in developing a Tribal Sports Booster Club will support our Anishnabek athletes to be involved in activities that will provide a positive learning experience (like camps and other training opportunities),” emphasized Kequom.  “It will serve to enhance the value of sportsmanship and help the Club grow into a strong organization with a community fan base.”   

Parks & Recreation Youth Facilities Coordinator Kevin Ricketts has also seen the positive impact sports boosters can make on a team and a facility. “I have seen it first hand where other teams come out to the Tribe and play us at the Eagles Nest,” Coach Ricketts said.  “There is an imposing factor when they come into our house and not only have to face our team but our supportive fans as well … it’s an advantage we have and a coordinated effort can make it just that much stronger.”

Tribal Elder Alvin Chamberlain is a proud booster of SCIT Parks & Recreation and is assisting the department in promoting the kick off during the month of November. For an individual annual donation of $25 a year, one will receive recognition as a Sports Booster on the wall at the Eagles Nest and on the Parks & Recreation website and a proud booster sticker to display their community support.  With an annual family donation of $50, a whole family will be able to lend support to the program. Parks & Recreation will also be offering a “In Loving Memory of …” recognition of $25 for those individuals who want to show their loved ones support of Tribal athletes and the programs they represent.

For more information, contact SCIT Parks & Recreation at (989) 775-4128 or access the Tribal website at www.sagchip


Parks and Rec Lions Vs. Panthers Trip

 

Halloween
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ALL INCLUSIVE $45 TICKET: GREAT SECTION •COMFORTABLE TRANSPORTATION • ALL-YOU-CAN EAT MEAL VOUCHER

Game day: November 20th
Kickoff 1:00 PM
Tickets go on sale October 21st
WILL NOT HOLD TICKETS

Departing the Tribal Operations Building at:
10:15 AM SHARP on Sunday Nov. 20th

Ticket sales are limited. District 1,2 and 3 Tribal Members ONLY. A Tribal ID must be presented at time of purchase.




1st Annual Men's Christmas Basketbll tournament

By Joe Sowmick, Contributing Writer

Halloween
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EAGLES NEST GYM • DECEMBER 17 & 18, 2011 $160.00
REGISTRATION FEE / DEADLINE FOR FEE IS DEC. 13 @ 5PM
(8)MAN ROSTERS 4 TEAM MINIMUM / 6 TEAM MAX DOUBLE ELIMINATION CONTACT PERSON: COACH RICKETTS (989) 775-4530 OR (989) 944-0495

AWARDS

1st Place Team and individuals 2nd Place Team / Outstanding Effort 3rd Place Team / Tournament MVP The Saginaw Chippewa Parks & Recreation Department would graciously accept any feedback from this event, MIIGWETCH!

For more information, contact SCIT Parks & Recreation at (989) 775-4128