LAURINBURG — The area’s newest youth sports organization, the Scotland County Ducks football team, was the guest of honor at Cross Pointe Church last month.
The Ducks are a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), a non-profit amateur sports organization that is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. AAU seeks to give every youth an opportunity to be successful in the sport of their choice.
Cross Pointe Church is assisting the Ducks by allowing them to use part of their 24 acres as a football practice field. The team has met at Cross Pointe for organizational meetings.
Walter Ford, of Fayetteville, is the regional representative for the organization. He is assisted by David Watts, of Laurinburg, plus several adults serving as coaches. Around 80 players and several teams make up the Scotland County Ducks organization.
Laurinburg Mayor Matthew Block congratulated the Ducks on their excellent efforts in providing community-based sports programs to the county’s youth. Mayor Block has been a strong proponent of developing and expanding athletic and recreational opportunities for young people in the city.
He commended Cross Pointe Church for following through on its commitment of using their new facility to provide positive opportunities for city youth.