The tailgate party is free, open to the public, and will serve
as another fundraising effort for the program.
Here’s your chance to get introduced to the teams, if you are
not familiar with this program.
“We want the community to come out and watch the games and
support their own football team,” said Daynamar Santiago
of the Lorain Pioneers. “It’s going to be exciting,” she said.
Expect inflatables, pie throwing contests (at $1 fee) and other
games for children, as well as plenty of food. Children will get
to throw pies at their coaches, said Daynamar Santiago,
laughing. DJ Chilly will emcee.
Plus, Lorain’s own professional boxer Wilkins Santiago
will make an appearance in addition to other speakers.
“I know my brother is going to come out and talk being that he’s
a professional boxer,” Daynamar Santiago said “So he’s going to
come out and encourage the kids, that they will continue to
The Pioneers, based in Lorain, Ohio and founded in 2009, are
both members of the Little Buckeye Conference League of Elyria
and an Independent program because they are not affiliated with
any other Lorain League or program.
With its young male and female athletes ranging in age from 5 to
11 years old, the Lorain Pioneers has a co-ed Varsity Team, a
Junior Varsity Team, and a Pee Wee Team. Plus, they have a
Cheerleading Squad. Currently one girl plays in the co-ed
August 25 is their scrimmage game, and the season starts Oct. 1,
2012, said Daynamar Santiago.
The Pioneers' Public Relations Officer Juan Silva said the
Pioneers will also offer a flag football team, starting up in
the spring of 2013.
A 10x8 shed will be raffled at the tailgate, and raffle tickets
are $6 a ticket or two tickets for $10. The event will also
feature gift basket raffles.
The winner will be announced at 4 p.m., the day of the tailgate.
For more information, see the Lorain Pioneers website:
Expect a feature story on the Lorain Pioneers in a future
edition of La Prensa.