8th Annual Back To School Rally 2023

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Our Mission

HUFOY’s mission is to give young people and their families opportunities for growth and development through partnerships with organizations, community leaders and businesses. In 2022, HUFOY interacted with more than 1,000 youth and their families at our 7th Annual Back to School Rally. Your donations help us to create impactful events tailored towards the needs of the community we serve. 


Everything we do is centered on the premise of making life better for the youth and their families in our community. Every positive encounter, every risky behavior that is diverted and every thoughtful choice made is a testament to the work we do. Every positive outcome for the youth we serve is a positive outcome for us all, and it is with help from caring individuals , community leaders and businesses like yours that we are able to expand our reach and create a lasting impact for our children.


7th Annual Back To School Rally ReCap

It was clear that this young cheerleader was a natural performer, with a passion for her craft that shone through in every move. Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious, and the audience was captivated from start to finish.

As the routine came to a close, the crowd erupted into cheers and applause, and the young cheerleader beamed with pride. For her and her team, this was a moment they would never forget, a chance to shine in front of their peers and show what they were capable of.

But it was also a testament to the work of organizations like HUFOY, who provide a platform for young people to showcase their talents and gain confidence in their abilities. Through events like the Back To School Rally halftime show, HUFOY is able to give local youth the support and resources they need to succeed, and this little cheerleader was a shining example of what can be achieved with dedication and hard work.

In the end, it was a performance that left a lasting impression on everyone who witnessed it. This little cutie and her amazing cheer team proved that with passion and determination, anything is possible. They rocked the HUFOY halftime show, and their future is bright with promise.

Choreographed by the honorable Coach Jae and Jamboree of Gymstones 

The 7th Annual HUFOY Back To School Rally was a huge success, with community members coming together to support local youth as they prepare for a new school year. The event featured a variety of activities, but one of the highlights was the 10 on 10 Tug-of-War contest, which provided a fun and interactive way for young people to learn valuable life lessons.

The Tug-of-War contest was a high-energy event that saw teams of 10 youth competing against each other in a battle of strength and determination. As they pulled with all their might, coaches yelled out words of encouragement, urging them to never give up and believe in themselves. The contest allowed youth to learn the value of teamwork, perseverance, and resilience, all while having fun and enjoying the camaraderie of their peers.

One of the most amazing things about the contest was how it brought people together from different backgrounds and walks of life. Boys and girls, black and white, short and tall, all came together to work towards a common goal. For that moment, differences didn’t matter, and the focus was on pulling together as a team to achieve victory.

The event was a showcase of togetherness, sportsmanship, and heart. It was a reminder of the importance of community, and how coming together to support one another can lead to great things. The Tug-of-War contest was a powerful example of how a simple game can teach so many important life lessons, and how HUFOY is making a positive impact in the lives of local youth.

Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work and dedication. They showed us what can be achieved when we work together, and their commitment to success was truly inspiring. As we look forward to the next HUFOY Back To School Rally, we can’t wait to see what other amazing things the youth of our community will achieve.

The day was filled with excitement, energy, and a strong sense of community. One of the standout moments of the event was when a young lady was awarded a Heads Up medal for her contribution to her team’s victory in the 10 on 10 Tug-of-War contest.

As co-founder Dwayne Shaw presented her with the medal, the announcer DJ Jimmy Jam called out her name to the cheering crowd. The look in her eyes was unforgettable – a mixture of pride, determination, and joy. In that moment, she knew that she had accomplished something special.

It wasn’t just about the medal, it was about the journey to get there. The Tug-of-War contest was tough and required all the strength and resilience she could muster. Her hands ached from holding on to the rope while her opponents tried to drag her down, but she never gave up. She held on tight and kept pulling until her team emerged victorious.

The look in her eyes told the story of a young lady who had overcome a challenge and emerged stronger and more confident as a result. She had won, and in doing so, she had learned valuable lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and the power of a never-give-up attitude.

This moment was a reminder of the importance of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of our youth. By acknowledging their hard work and dedication, we can help build their confidence and motivate them to strive for even greater success in the future.

The Heads Up medal was more than just a piece of metal; it was a symbol of the pride and accomplishment that this young lady felt in that moment. It represented the dedication, hard work, and perseverance that had led her to victory. And it was a testament to the power of community, teamwork, and the belief that with effort and determination, anything is possible.

As we look back on the 7th Annual HUFOY Back To School Rally, we can’t help but feel inspired by this young lady and her incredible achievement. She showed us that with hard work and a never-give-up attitude, anything is possible. And we can’t wait to see what other amazing things the youth of our community will achieve in the years to come.

Registration Agreement

Heads Up For Our Youth WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I, the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that I wish to participate in the Heads Up For Our Youth sports program, related events, and activities, and I understand that doing so involves risks of injury, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death. While efforts will be made to reduce these risks, I accept that they cannot be eliminated entirely. In consideration of being allowed to participate in these activities, I freely and knowingly assume all such risks, whether known or unknown, arising from the negligence of Heads Up For Our Youth or any other person, and assume full responsibility for my participation. I agree to comply with all stated and customary terms and conditions for participation and to remove myself from participation immediately if I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation and bring it to the attention of the nearest official. I hereby release and hold harmless Heads Up For Our Youth, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event from any and all liability for injury, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property, whether arising from the negligence of the releasees or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law. I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it. I sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement. FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION) If the participant is a minor, I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian with responsibility for this participant, and I consent and agree to the above release of all the releasees. In addition, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child's involvement or participation in these programs, even if arising from the negligence of the releasees, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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