After a year off, Troy Junior Football and Cheer will be hosting its second-annual “Football Funday” at the Troy Ninth Grade Center.

After a successful 2019 inaugural event, COVID-19 canceled last year’s “Football Funday,” along with every other event, as well as the season for Troy Junior Football and Cheer.

However, the 2021 incarnation will go on, and Fundraising Director Lisa Frese said the event is the perfect way to draw the community into youth sports.

“We’re very excited,” Frese said. “I’m excited to see the families back, and the kids off the video game – and back on the field.

“This event plans to be bigger than the first one (in 2019).”

The free event will run from noon to 4 p.m., and will feature the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a fire truck from Lincoln County Fire Protection District 1 and an ambulance from the Lincoln County Ambulance District.

Show Me Snakes, a local company that hosts educational reptile events, will be on hand to hold a family show.

Kona Ice will have a truck available, and food tickets will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a raffle for a free registration for football or cheer for 2021, as well as signups for discounted registrations at the event.

All the funds from the event will go into the league.

In its 26th year of existence, Troy Junior Football and Cheer is a nonprofit whose purpose is to teach kids sportsmanship, and the love of the game. 

Frese believes the year off will draw more kids into football and cheer, instead of keeping them away from it, and “Football Funday” will be a success.

“I actually think we’re going to gain some families this year,” she said. “I think this is going to be a great season.”