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2018 Fundraising

Let the fundraising begin!  The Orland Park Pioneers Fundraiser is open! You can start selling now!  

All tackle football players and tackle football cheerleaders are required to sell 10 items each. Flag football players and flag cheerleaders are required to sell 5 items each. 

This year, we teamed up with The Goodies Factory once again because of all the success we've had in the past. You will receive your fundraising packet and product catalog and football equipment pick-up/cheer uniform fittings, or you can sell online NOW! Here's how to create your own personalized web store and start selling now: 

1- Register at www.thegoodiesfactory.com/shopping
2- Go to "Students Register Here" and enter the school ID # 112911 and press "Go".  
3- Enter the required fields and press the "Next" button. 
4- Send emails to out-of-town friends and relatives. Hit "Send" when your list is complete. 
5- We'll do the rest! 

It's quick and easy!! Start selling now, and maybe you'll be our top seller this year! Thank you for your support! 

As always, there is a buyout option available: 
Flag football and cheer athletes: $25 each child 
Tackle Football and Cheer athletes: $50 1st child, $25 for each additional child  

Orders and money are due on Tuesday, August 7th. Make checks payable to Orland Park Pioneers
Player WILL NOT receive game jersey until fundraising requirement is met
Delivery for items will be on Monday, August 27th during team pictures. 

by posted 06/21/2018
Dick's Sporting Goods - In-Store Shopping Event Weekend




Our League Sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods, is hosting a Shop Event Weekend for all River Valley Youth Football League families on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th. The discount is 20% off the entire store and valid all weekend at the Joliet, Orland Park, and Tinley Park store locations. Gear up with all your equipment and clothing needs before the season begins!

**Click here to print the coupon or you may show it on your smartphone at the register**

by posted 06/08/2018
Orland Park Gridiron Golf Classic 2018

11th Annual
Orland Park Gridiron Golf Classic

Benefitting Sandburg Eagles / Orland Park Pioneer Football Programs, Misericordia and Erin's AAIM

As the Sandburg Eagles Football Program and Orland Park Pioneers embark upon a new season of developing young athletes into fine young men and women, we are continuing what has become an annual tradition. Please join us to support The Orland Park Gridiron Golf Classic, includes golfers from the community and raises money to benefit both football programs, and Erin’s AAIM. This event offers alumni an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and celebrate the tradition of excellence that each program have come to represent over the past forty years.

Who: Orland Park Community Businesses, Families and Alumni
What: The 11th Annual Orland Park Gridiron Golf Classic
When: Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Shotgun start at 9:30 am, 4:30 pm Dinner & Cocktails
Where: Silver Lake Country Club, 4700 S 82nd Ave, Orland Park, IL
Why: To support community programs, gain exposure to potential customers and clients, and reconnect with alumni, while assisting in our mission of developing young athletes and supporting local charities and programs.

This unique golf outing offers a full day of exciting events such as the longest drive, closest to the pin, a hole-in-one challenge, along with dinner with cash bar, many prizes and silent auction items.

Please consider participating as sponsor, as well as entering a foursome for this exciting golf event. Please see the attached sponsorship information with details of sponsorship levels and how to participate.

As a sponsor you will receive:

  • Company name in all promotional materials
  • Listing in dinner program
  • Company sign at tee box
  • Company name mentioned in prize ceremony

The Sandburg Eagles and Orland Park Pioneer families appreciate your consideration and participation.


Click here to download the Golf Classic Welcome Letter

Click here to download the Foursome Registration Form

Click here to download the Golf Outing Sponsorship Form

by posted 05/30/2018
2018 Important Dates

SUNDAY JULY 22nd: TACKLE and FLAG equipment pass out. Cultural Arts Center 14760 Park Lane, Orland Park. 9am to 1pm

MONDAY JULY 30th: TACKLE football practice begins. John Humphrey Complex, 14700 West Ave, 5:30pm   More info to follow 

TUESDAY AUGUST 7th: FUNDRAISING requirement buyout money and/or orders due.

TUESDAY AUGUST 14th: FLAG football practice begins. John Humphrey Complex, 14700 West Avenue, 5:45pm to 7pm. Practice will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the first two weeks and then will be Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of the season. The flag season will end the weekend of October 20th/21st.  


MONDAY AUGUST 27th: PIONEER PICTURE DAY and Fundraiser item pass out. Top of the hill at the John Humphrey Complex  More info to follow  



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th: RVFL Championships at War Memorial ATI Stadium in Joliet

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30th: TACKLE AND FLAG FOOTBALL BANQUET, DiNolfo's of Homer Glen  6pm to 11pm. Banquet forms and payment due November 1st, 2018

by posted 05/24/2018
2018 Pioneer Registration

CHOOSE to be the BEST 


2018 Pioneer Football, Cheer and Flag Registration

Our season runs July through November



Click here to register online today!

$295 for resident Tackle
$370 for non-resident  Tackle

Here are the 2017 River Valley league average player weight:
SLW - 67 lbs
LW - 82 lbs
JV - 100 lbs
Varsity - 137 lbs

$295 for resident Cheer - Football Season Only
$370 for non-resident Cheer - Football Season Only

$445 for resident Cheer - Football and Competition
for non-resident Cheer - Football and Competition

$125 for resident Flag
$200 for non-resident Flag

Any questions, please e-mail them to:

by posted 12/31/2017
2017 Daytona 8th grade Trip

Congratulations to our Pioneers National Youth Football 13U Champions! The team outscored their opponents 74-0 to defend thier championship from last year! 

Below are some pictures from the tournament!

by posted 11/24/2017
River Valley Fly High Cheer Competition

Congratulations to our cheer teams that participated in the River Valley Fly High Cheer Competition at Lincoln-Way Central HS.

SLW- 1st Place AND Grand Champions
LW- 2nd Place (competing against 6th Grade-- great job!)
JV- 1st Place
Varsity- 1st Place AND Grand Champions

Jump Contest- Congrats to Samantha Masino and Nicole Tatar for winning 1st place in the jump contest!!!!!!

It was another great day for Pioneers Cheer!!!

by posted 11/12/2017
2017 All RVYFL Team
Click here to view the Pioneers
Team Members. 
Congratulations to all players!

by posted 11/06/2017
2017 Super Bowl Champions

Congratulations to our
2017 Super Bowl Champions
 Super Lightweight
Varsity teams!

Great Season Super Bowl Runners Up Lightweights!


Congrats to our Varsity on their perfect 11-0 season!

by posted 11/06/2017
Jadon Thompson selected by U.S. Army Bowl

Jadon Thompson former Pioneer and Marist sophomore  starting on Varsity for the undefeated RedHawks has been selected to the 2018 National Combine by the US Army All-American Bowl selection committee! Congratulations!

by posted 10/25/2017
The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student

Ryan Welch was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because of his academic accomplishments.

Standout Student: Ryan Welch, Jerling Jr. High seventh-grader


by posted 09/22/2017
Lovie Smith visits...


Former Chicago Bear and current University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith and his staff stop by to visit former Orland Park Pioneer and current Marist Redhawk linebacker Micah Awodiran. Also pictured are Micah's parents and Marist head football Coach Pat Dunne. Micah has recently received his 28th Division 1 scholarship offer

by posted 06/05/2016
#79 Michael Schofield

We would like to congratulate former Orland Park Pioneer and current starting right tackle of the AFC Champion Denver Broncos #79 Michael Schofield on his trip to Super Bowl 50. We wish Michael the best of luck as he prepares for the big game. Michael graduated from Sandburg High School and played for the Michigan Wolverines before being drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. 

by posted 01/27/2016
Online Coverage

Make sure you visit PremiumPreps.com: Your #1 new source for Chicago High School Sports News to read about our Pioneer teams this season.

by posted 10/01/2015
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