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Base, community 'team' up for youth sports

Children play flag football as part of the youth program’s inaugural flag football season at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., January 10, 2015. The youth program ensures the fields are maintained before every Saturday game, as well as paints the field, places the end zone pylons and trains referees to officiate the games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ned T. Johnston/Released)

Base community partnership initiatives continue as a newly signed memorandum of agreement between the 45th Space Wing and Satellite Beach, Fla., allows for expanded youth programs for both military and community youth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ned T. Johnston/Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Base community partnership initiatives continue as a newly signed memorandum of agreement between the 45th Space Wing and Satellite Beach, Fla., which allows for expanded youth programs for both military and community youth. 

The agreement allows youth in Satellite Beach to access the base Youth Programs' School Age Care and Open Recreation programs, according to Pam Jordan, 45th Space Wing Airman and Family Services flight chief.  In addition, military youth now have more opportunities to participate in community sports leagues and instructional programming in Satellite Beach.

The base created a partnership with the Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Satellite Beach community leaders to find creative ways to leverage existing capabilities and resources under the United States Air Force's Community Partnership Initiative. The partnership provides a key mechanism to focus on achieving increased participation in underutilized facilities by finding shared value, improving the quality of life for base and local community families.

For more information, call the Youth Sports office at (321) 610-8880 or go to gopatrickfl.com. Click here to read a related article titled: Base community partnership initiative kicks off with 'field of dreams'.