ABOUT RIDGE YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER
Ridge Youth Football & Cheer is dedicated to the development of our youth through football, cheerleading, and scholastics. We strive to promote and provide the practice of good sportsmanship, character and fair play. Our primary focus is a competitive spirit to succeed, with fun for all participants, while never compromising the welfare and safety of our children.
The Story of Ridge Youth Football and Cheer
Friends and fellow football parents: Mike & Evelyn Harris, Stan Rice, and Jen Thomas met with MidFlorida Pop Warner board members to discuss the process of bringing Pop Warner football to Davenport Fl in early February 2010.
The following Sunday the group met with a group of friends: Vince & Chris Edlebeck, Jerry & Laurie Rinnert, Kenny and Allison Duren, and Mike Harvey at the Beef O'Bradys in Davenport to discuss the requirements of starting a Pop Warner football & cheer league in Polk County. In this meeting this group of parents decided that they were willing to take on the challenge and hard work of creating Ridge Lightning. On February 14, 2010 the articles of incorporation were filed and the group began to work to prepare for the inaugural season that very same year with Mid-Florida Pop Warner.
Starting a football & cheer organization from zero is a lot of hard work. Everything has to be done at once to be successful, including recruiting of board members, coaches, volunteers and players, advertising, fundraising, ordering of all equipment and uniforms, training and certifications through Pop Warner, securing of practice and game fields.
Ridge Lightning has been successful thanks to all the wonderful families that have joined the organization. It has truly been a labor of love for our children and our community! Hope you too will join the Ridge Lightning Family.