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August 26, 2015 | News

Bethlehem Landfill helps outfit Saucon Valley Little Panthers with safer football helmets

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bethlehem Landfill today announced a partnership with the Saucon Valley Youth Sports Association to outfit the Little Panthers football team with the latest in head-shock-technology helmets. The $3,000 donation will provide Xenith X2E Youth Football Helmets for a quarter of the teammates. The remaining helmets have been purchased through fundraising efforts.

“Saucon Valley Youth Sports Association would like to thank Bethlehem Landfill for their generous donation towards the purchase of new football helmets,” said Erik Schneider, President of the Saucon Valley Youth Sports Association. “We are always striving to exceed the safety level for our players. This can be a tall order with the ever-increasing cost of equipment. After reviewing many helmet brands, we felt the new Xenith youth model would aid in the prevention of head injuries. Once again, thanks to Bethlehem Landfill for their dedication to helping our community.”

Football helmets

Inside and outside view of new, more shock-resistant football helmets for the Saucon Valley Little Panthers. (Photo Credit: Keith Riefenstahl)

Helping outfit the Little Panthers with safer helmets is a great way to invest in the community, said Marcy Neumire, Bethlehem Landfill’s Community Relations Manager.

“We so appreciate the work of the Youth Sports Association, and we are proud to partner with them on this effort to keep kids safe,” Neumire said.

In 2014, the 130 lbs. Little Panthers team finished the year 11-0 in defending their CYFL Championship title; the team has a record of 21-1 over the last two seasons. All four Little Panthers teams participated in the 2014 playoff hunt.

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