The Southfield Ravens Youth Football Team, part of the American Youth Football League (AYFL), will compete for the second consecutive year in the AYFL National Championship. To offset costs the players and coaches are holding a raffle and donation drive at Shields of Southfield. The cost for each player is $650 and includes lodging, food and the bus ride to Florida, which is 20 hours. Fans and supporters can donate to help off set cost by calling 248 722-0874 or going online at www.southfieldravens.org
The Southfield Ravens Midget division, which is youth from ages 13-15, will compete in Kissimmee, Fla., and are hoping to return to metro Detroit with a championship title. The championship games will be played from December 6-14, 2013.