The Bloomington Edge, Illinois’ only professional indoor football team, is ecstatic to announce they have entered into a mutually beneficial partnership with the Bloomington Knockers, a youth football team in Central Illinois. As part of the agreement, the Edge will hold free camps for youth football players, provide coaching assistance to youth football coaches, and make players available for appearances. The purpose of the partnership is to strengthen the relationship between the Bloomington Edge and the community as well as support youth sports and the individuals who volunteer their time to these leagues.
Since 1957 the Bloomington Knockers have been bringing youth and families together with a sense of community, discipline, and love of sports. They offer tackle football, flag football, and cheerleading for kids ages five to middle school. Bloomington Edge stand-out and Illinois State graduate Darrelynn Dunn is just one of many distinguished Knockers alumni.
“Partnering with the Edge is a phenomenal opportunity for our kids because it gives them access to guys who have been where they are now,” remarked Brian Segobiano, Board President for Bloomington Knockers Youth Football and Cheer. “Sports play a huge role in the development of children.”
Segobiano supported the Edge long before the partnership was put in place. “We think the Edge benefits Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding area socially, financially, and athletically,” he added. “We are excited to work together to raise the profile of our community and youth athletics.”
If you are interested in being a part of the Bloomington Knockers please visit www.bloomingtonknockers.org. Their first game of the 2017 season is August 26th against the Cardinals at 11:00am at Ewing II field.
The 2018 schedule for the Bloomington Edge will be announced in September, but Season Flex tickets are on sale now. Flex Tickets are good for any game and give fans the flexibility to use their season tickets in any combination to any Edge home game. For more information on tickets please call 484-840-EDGE or visit us at www.bloomingtonedge.net.