EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2014
"In our 13 years as a team, we’ve been able to grow our roster substantially and have increased our competitiveness through a steady increase of wins during past seasons,” Coach Mike Sturgis said. "We have one Tradition as a Joplin Crusader, and that is We Win Ball Games. It’s a great foundation for success as a long-term organization that encourages men’s football and community involvement on and off the field. In my 37 plus years as a Coach I have never been happier to be part of an organization as I am right now; these men give their all every weekend. They are true weekend warriors!”
The Joplin Crusaders players do not get paid to play football; they play for the love of the game. They are all residents who grew up loving football and now make it a priority in their lives, along with family, jobs, church and school. The Joplin Crusaders volunteer and log an average of 30 hours per player and Coach in the Joplin Community each year. They support our community and its youth, and now they need our help and support. Help support a player by making a donation to help reduce their cost to attend the National Championship game in Colorado. The game will be held on August 2, 2014 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The #2 Joplin Crusaders from the Central Football League will face the #1 New Mexico Miners from the New Mexico Adult Football League at 3:00pm Thank you for your support in helping us to bring home a National Title to Joplin, Missouri.