SWFFA off to a Great Start

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment

(Information provided by Teala Schaff of SWFFA)

The league is off to a great start, thanks in large part to our sponsors:  Sac NOW, Wilson and Hanger 17.  We’ll have four leagues a year, all at Curtis Park, for women 18 and older and have launched a “loose” women’s list for those who want to play, but have no team.  We’ll be pairing those women with teams who need some extra players and/or forming teams of the ladies on the list.  

All of our members have game-day flag football sports accident insurance, something the city leagues have never offered, and we feel will give some piece of mind and added protection to our members.  Further, the Association has formed a league advisory committee consisting of a representative from each team that will provide input on all league activities and serve as the final say on any call disputes (i.e. jury of our peers).  

Lastly, we’ve been reaching out to the local Curtis Park community association
(Sierra Curtis Community Association) to educate and involve the immediate
community and neighbors on our league.

On a sad note, one of our long-time supporters, Gale Woolstencroft,
passed away in her sleep last week of a heart attack.  Both of her daughters
(Libby and Katie) play on our team as well as the Sirens.  
Our sports
community will be memorializing her support throughout the year and
we will miss
her constant attendance, unrivaled support and warm smile on our sidelines.
She attended every game and every practice and is known as “Mom G” by
hundreds of women in sports throughout the Sacramento region.

Our team, the Dogg Pound, is working to get a tree planted at the park in her honor, so that she can continue to be present for generations to come.   RIP Mom G.

A Season Starts in Memory

September 23, 2007 Leave a comment

(Thank you for the information provided by Teala Schaff )

In loving memory of Mom G, teams wore black armbands in her honor today. She was everyone’s Mom on and off the field. Rain or shine she was there with cooler and chair. Her memory will live on in all our hearts, with the stories we tell, she will still put that smile on our face. Her chair may be empty, but her memory will not be lost.

Today was the inauguration for the new Sacramento Women’s Flag Football Association.  SWFFA Executive Director, Karen Leon provided opening remarks on the collaboration of the new organization and league within the community.  “The start of this season is a cumulating of many passions”, said Leon.  “The passion of this new founded organization will provide opportunities to all women who would like to play quality organized sports and women’s flag football”.

 The league was inaugurated by the iconic “Dee” capping remarks with “It’s a beautiful day for football”, despite the greyed drizzle.  Four teams battled for the first spot ranking, yet Dogg Pound captured the #1 slot for the first games of the fall season.  Season vets, young blood and fresh meat will rendezvous next week for the second week of the fall league with games at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm at Curtis Park.

Please visit www.sacramentowomensflagfootball.com for more information or to join.  

Sirens Cheer on the Eagles at William Land Park

September 19, 2007 Leave a comment

Come out and meet the Sacramento Sirens , women’s professional tackle football team, this weekend at William Land Park Golf Course as they give their support to the Sacramento Eagles (www.sacramentoeagles.com), NGL Professional Golf Team.  The National Golf League (www.ngl.tv) is now in its third season.  

 From the NGL website:

“With a desire to cater to the fan at golf tournaments and provide a highly competitive venue for aspiring professional golfers, the National Golf League was creatively hatched”.

This weekend’s venue is going to be a little different.  The Arena Football concept comes alive this weekend for golf and beer enthusiasts as the Sacramento Eagles go against the five Northern California teams of the National Golf League in a golf tournament like no other.  Canopy suites, along with 40 breweries set the stage on the ninth hole with music and exciting “team golf” drama.

Enthusiasm and cheering is encouraged in the NGL.

Join the Sacramento Sirens out on the Ninth Hole and come cheer on the Sacramento Eagles, who have been very supportive of the Sirens team during the 2007 season.  The tournament begins on Saturday, September 22, at 11 a.m. and admission to the tournament is free.

The Brew Fest with unlimited beer tasting from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in connection with this tournament and The First Tee of Sacramento benefits from proceeds.  Cost is $18 

 For more information on the event go to http://www.matsonian.com/suds/index.htm

Join the Sacramento Eagles this weekend…

September 19, 2007 Leave a comment

at William Land Park Golf Course for SUDS on the Green…….

 

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Suds on the Green is a unique concept conceived by the Sacramento Eagles Professional Golf Team & CreativeCats Presents.

What is it?
Suds on the Green is a full-fledge beerfest taking place at William Land Park in Sacramento.
BUT…
While you are enjoying the great variety of beer you will be able to watch the
Sacramento Eagles Professional Golf Team as they battle other divisional teams in the most uniquely exciting golf shootout around.

Unlimited Beer Tasting, Great Food, Cool Music& Awesome People… who could ask for anything more!

Tickets are only $18 prepay, so CLICK HERE to get yours today!

To learn more about the National Golf League
Click Here.

  

 

 

William Land Park GC to host “Suds on the Green”

September 18, 2007 Leave a comment

A Message from the Founder of the National Golf League:

Ninth hole will be rockin’ in the NGL

Sacramento, CA The Arena Football concept comes alive this weekend for golf and beer enthusiasts as the Sacramento Eagles go against the five Northern California teams of the National Golf League in a golf tournament like no other. Canopy suites, along with 40 breweries set the stage on the ninth hole with music and exciting “team golf” drama. Suites accommodate 20 adults with cover surrounding the ninth hole like an arena. Enthusiasm and cheering is encouraged in the NGL replacing the stuffiness and polite golf claps. Videographers will be stationed 30 feet high and eight speakers will be pumping music and adrenalin around the “Suds on the Green” event this Saturday at William Land Park GC. With sponsors like Anheuser Busch, Coca Cola, Lexus of Sacramento, Markstein Beverage and Outback Steakhouse, the party begins at 2:00. In the NGL, this ninth hole is worth one point in the best ball competition. It elevates to two points in the alternate shot and then three points in the scramble. The tournament is hosted by the Sacramento Eagles as they compete against the Sonoma Marin Breakers, Valley Zone, East Bay Power, Silicon Valley Drivers and the San Francisco Spin. More information about the event can be viewed at www.sacramentoeagles.com. The NGL website reveals the teams, live scoring and video clips and can be viewed at www.ngl.tv Sacramento’s William Land Park Golf Course, built in 1924, is excited to host this Saturday’s event. Along with the assistance from the Sacramento Eagles, the course has made dramatic changes in preparation for the event. Golf Course Superindendent Bob Cline has been with William Land GC for eight years and is passionate about the event.    Cline commented, “The NGL has prompted these new enhancements needed to support a professional event such as this. My staff has learned new skills in tournament preparation and it is a thrill to see this course now playing at a high standard. The rough has been uncut and has grown to over 5 inches. The fairways are contoured, cut low and the course has been significantly lengthened.”  Shaking his head with a smile, Cline summed it up, “In my eight years here at William Land Park, this course has never looked like it will on Saturday!” The NGL, created in the Sacramento area, now has 18 teams around the western states and has plans of national expansion. The Sacramento event will be the fourth event of the 2007 season in Northern California. 

For more information contact: 

Bob Aube(530) 756-8916

www.ngl.tv

baube@nationalgolfleague.com

Women’s Professional Football Team For Sale

August 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Taken from the Women’s Football Talk website

Journey comes to an end for two Team Owners

If you ever thought about owning a Women’s Professional Football Team, now is the time to take serious consideration.  We just received official word that part of the Sacramento Sirens Women’s Professional Football Team is up for sale.  Currently the ownership is split three ways.  45, 45 and 10.  Up for sale is 45,000 shares or 45%.  If you are interested, please email me at bj@wfbtalk.com with your information and I will forward it on to the owners. 

Dear Sirens Family,

This may be a surprise for some and expected by others, but after long
thought, it’s time for our Siren’s journey to end. We would like to
thank all of those who have participated and who have been part of our
journey with the Sirens 2001-2007. We have met some wonderful people
over the years and I hope thatyou will stay in touch. The Sirens are a
great family and will always have a place in our hearts.
We will be tryng to sell our 45,000 shares, so if there is anyone that
is interested or if there is someone that you know that may be
interested, please contact xxxxxxx at 916-xxx-xxxx. We are looking for people who are willing to step up and be a part of the management team.
We will be around this upcoming season to help withthe transition so
that the Sirens 2008 season runs smoothly. Don’t forget that the
success of the Sirens is in its Players, Coaches, Volunteers and
Owners. The team will continue to thrive for years to come.

xxxxxxx and xxxxthank-you-fans.jpePhoto taken by Terri Formico

NGL Opens its 3rd Season at Coyote Creek Golf Club

August 6, 2007 Leave a comment

The National Golf League had its season opener on Saturday, August 4 at Coyote Creek Golf Club,

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located in San Jose, CA.  Coyote Creek is tournament home to the Silicon Valley Drivers as well as home to golf pro Shawn McEntee,

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who has played in over 30 PGA Tour events, playing with the likes of Lee Trevino and Fred Couples.  Shawn is currently Director of Golf at Coyote Creek.  This is the first year that Coyote Creek has hosted a National Golf League event.  Special thanks goes out to Jerry, Tony, Mike and Dick, staff members of Coyote Creek Golf Club, whom were very hospitable and accomodating to the guests, players and spectators. 

The National Golf League was founded by Davis Businessman, Bob Aube.  Speaking with him on Saturday, I was captured by his enthusiam and potential for the NGL.  Listening to him talk with envision, I too could see how this league was unfolding and where he wanted it to go.  Mr. Aube talked about the expansion of the league and to what the current teams and team owners were anticipating in the upcoming events.  I have been a follower of the National Golf League since its early beginnings when they started with just six teams.  I know what this league is capable of and I am very excited for its growth and for its future.

The National Golf League promotes ‘team play’.  27 holes are played seperated by 3 rounds of golf.  The format includes Alternate Shot, Best Ball and The Scramble.  The fans are even encouraged to walk along side the golfers through every shot and every hole.

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Fans following the Silicon Valley Drivers and East Bay Power to the next hole 

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Sacramento Eagles player (Brian Tucker) makes his shot at the ninth hole while spectators and players watch

Here’s what the NGL site has to say about its league:

The idea of “team play” will enhance the game of golf with new strategies and innovative coaching techniques. It will establish new rivalries that mirror other sports. As the popularity increases, media will have a new, stimulating league to extend its coverage to increased audiences. Players are enthusiastic about a new venue, one that offers an alternative to the traditional tours. Like other professional leagues, the NGL will cater to its customer – the golf fan and create a new accessible stage.

The NGL also has a new feature, with a price tag of about $50,000, so I was told.  A new web site went live last week, www.NGL.tv.  On the site you can view Teams, Players, Events, and Live Scoring.  You will soon also be able to make bets with the Fantasy feature of the site. 

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Photo snapshots taken from the NGL.tv web site

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Live Scoring will not only be up to the minute electronic input hole by hole, but you will also be able to track the players ball as it is being hit.  Signals will be transmitted via the ball and be able to view to where it lies on the golf course from your computer.  This new technology was being tested on Saturday.  Golfers were being followed around and signals were being sent from their golf balls.  Aspects of this site are still being developed.

The NGL season opener fan base wasn’t as high as originally anticipated, but a wedding party soon crashed the event. 

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Tournament play met with success.  For the fans that did attend, they were immediately entertained by music playing at the ninth hole, located near the clubhouse.  Tents surrounded the hole as the golfers made their approach.  As each golfer made their shot, they made their way towards the announcer who greeted and introduced them to the fans.  Pictured below are team members from the East Bay Power and the Sacramento Eagles. 

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Here is a glimspe of other players of the day.

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East Bay Power

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San Francisco Spin

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Sacramento Eagles

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Davis Zone

The WIN of this event went to the East Bay Power, who were trailing in the number three position up until the last hole.  That is why this league is so EXCITING…..because it can be anyone’s game up until the very end.  In second place was the Silicon Valley Drivers and finishing in third place was the Davis Zone.

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Terry Moylan (Left, in white) , Owner of the East Bay Power, being congratulated by players of the Sacramento Eagles

To learn more about the National Golf League and the NGL Teams, visit www.NGL.tv .

08/08/07 Correction:  SacTown News has learned that there was a scoring error that wasn’t discovered until after the end of the tournament.  The Davis Zone took second place with 25 points and the Silicon Valley Drivers took third place with 24 points.  I was informed that the scoring process is being reviewed and modified to prevent this from happening again.

New Women’s Flag Football League in SacTown

August 2, 2007 Leave a comment

 Sacramento Women’s Flag Football Association

There’s a new league in town. A new Women’s Flag Football League, that is.  The league is called the Sacramento Women’s Flag Football Association.  The founders of Dogg Pound have created a new league in hopes to get more teams though out the Sacramento regional to join and create a larger league. 

Here’s what you can expect from the new league’s organization: 

– League play to begin in earlier September 

– Our organization is focused strictly on Women’s Flag Football 

– Game schedules will be agreed to at the beginning of the season by all team managers and will not be altered during the course of the season, except due to weather and other non-controllable events. 

– Our organization carry’s sports insurance coverage for all players, which is included in the league fees. 

– We are a non-profit organization and all profits go back into the program to keep league fees to a minimum and to offer skills and officiating clinics.

– Our organization plans to develop a relationship with the Sacramento Sirens to promote tackle football to our flag football participants. Many tackle players started out as flag players and can enjoy both sports. 

– We will include team managers as advisors to our organization and adjust our programs according to the needs and desires of our participants. 

– We are engaging sponsors that may subsidize our event costs, helping keep league and tournament fees to a minimum. 

The new league plans on its inaugural tournament to begin on August 25 at Curtis Park in Sacramento.  The league is currently putting together teams for this INAUGURAL EVENT.  All team play will begin in early September for all of its members, but want to get this off with a kick. 

For more information on the league or to sign up with the league, visit http://www.sacramentowomensflagfootball.com/.    

SacTown News  is currently seeking writers/and or photographers to cover the Sacramento Women’s Football Association team leagues.  If you are interested, please email Sports@SacTownNews.com for more information.

Detroit Demolition Remain Conference Champs

July 31, 2007 Leave a comment

The Sacramento Sirens couldn’t keep it together against the Detroit Demolition for the IWFL Western Conference Championship, held on Saturday, July 28 in Detroit.  The Detroit Demolition dominated the entire game with play after play action, keeping the Sirens on full “Red” alert through the entire game.  The Demolition executed each and every play effectively.  The offense was in motion after motion, causing the Sirens to react and over react.  This was done on many occasions throughout the game.  The Demolition was even successful in what was thought to be a double reverse, but was in fact a triple reverse.  The Sacramento Sirens never lost hope throughout the game.  Even at the end with 4 seconds left to play, a timeout was called by the Sirens offense in hopes of getting on the scoreboard.  The timeout was not acknowledged and the final score was Detroit 49 and Sacramento 0.  The fans that traveled with the Sirens cheered them on until the very end. 

The Detroit Demolition will travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the IWFL Championship Game held on Saturday, August 11 to play against the 2006 Defending Champions, Atlanta Xplosion.  If you recall, the Atlanta Xplosion beat the Detroit Demolition 21-14 in last years championship game. 

You can be of part of this grudge re-match by tuning into www.wfnradio.com.

For more information on the Sacramento Sirens, Detroit Demolition, Atlanta Xplosion or any other of the teams in the IWFL, visit http://www.iwflsports.com.

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All Photos taken by Terri Formico 

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NGL Season Soon Begins

July 31, 2007 Leave a comment

The National Golf League (NGL) is gearing up for the start of its third season on August 4, 2007 at the Coyote Creek Golf Course, home to the Silicon Valley Drivers.  The NGL was founded by Bob Aube, who currently resides in Davis, California.  Mr. Aube, who is a successful businessman, is developing his league across the country, with much success.  When this league was originally formed, team ownership was at $18,000.  Team ownership is now tagged at approximately $75,000.  The league currently has four divisions, with expansion opportunities that are still available.  Division I consists of Northern California, home of the Silicon Valley Drivers, East Bay Power, Davis Zone (2005 Champions), San Francisco Spin, Sacramento Eagles and the Sonoma-Marin Breakers.  Division II consists of Southern California, home of the Channel Island Sharks (2006 Champions), Los Angeles Stars, Inland Empire Styx, Orange County Wedge, Palm Springs Extreme Heat and the San Diego Spikes.  Division III consists of Arizona, home of the Flagstaff Blades, Las Vegas Chips, Phoenix Fireballs, Scottsdale Screech, Tempe-Mesa Albatrase, and the Tucson Knights.  Division IV consists of the Fort Meyers Red Tide and the Orlando Links.  Teams for Division IV are still available in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa and West Palm Beach.  Mr. Aube is currently seeking leagues for the 2008 season in the Great Lakes Division of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. 

The Silicon Valley Drivers will be kicking off the 2007 NGL season on Saturday, August 4 at the Coyote Creek Golf Course.  For Directions you can visit the Coyote Creek website or call 408-463-1400 for more information. 

Schedule of events are as follows (from the Silicon Valley Drivers website): 

12:00pm            NGL Event Starts                       

                       Round 1Best Ball 

2:00pm            Round 1 Ends/Intermission                       

                      Fan Contest 

2:30pm            Round 2 Begins – Alternate Shot 

4:00pm            Round 2 Ends / Intermission                       

                      Fan Contest 

4:30pm            Round 3 Begins – Scramble 

6:30pm            Exciting Finish – Don’t Miss it!!!                       

                      Tournament Ends                       

                      Awards Ceremony                       

                      Raffle and Auction                       

                      BBQ Dinner                       

                      Meet and interact with players, get Autographs, take pictures. 

“The NGL is committed to a total fan experience.  There are no ropes or quiet place signs and fans are encouraged to walk the fairways and watch the players up close………………………………………………all tailored to fan enjoyment  

SacTown News will be at this season opener on August 4, as well as all Division I golf tournaments taking pictures of your favorite Teams and Players.  SacTown News is currently seeking Volunteer Writers/and or Photographers to cover the National Golf League for the 2007 Season.  If you would like additional information, please email to Sports@SacTownNews.com.     

NGL Division I Schedule:

August 4 – Silicon Valley Drivers – Coyote Creek GC

August 25 – San Francisco Spin – Chardonnay GC

Septermber 8 – Sonoma Marin Breakers – Windsor GC

September 22 – Sacramento Eagles – William Land Park GC

October 6 – East Bay Power – Brentwood GC

October 20 – Davis Zone – Wildhorse GC 

For more information on teams and schedules, visit http:///www.nationalgolfleague.com.