The Mavericks Women's flag football team began in 2017, working under the Salvadoran Association for American Intramural Football (SAAIF). The team is comprised of girls and young women from a nearby neighborhood struck with much poverty and social problems. We teach our players to rely on the Lord for their strength, centering on Isaiah 40:31 which says, "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Quickly the Mavericks' faith in the Father as well as their commitment, physical preparation, and technical strategy allowed them to advance in the rankings within the women's flag football league. In 2018 they claimed their first title as national champions. The team continued to train and discipline themselves, and in 2019, they were named two-time champions after an undefeated season. The team has garnered the attention of many brands who have offered their support as sponsors; in addition many teams in the league begin their games in prayer, a practice the Mavericks have kept from the beginning.
Sharing the Love of Christ
Saturdays in Apopa
Moved by the faithfulness of the Lord, the Mavericks began a partnership with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Apopa. They worked with church members to put together a monthly children's program in which they taught English, exercises and Bible lessons, much like our La Fuente program. The girls hoped to give back and serve those who have little hope for the future. They faithfully served the children of Apopa and because of the grace of God, a new La Fuente program will be created and held in the Apopa church facilities.
In addition to the children's program, the Mavericks have collected toys every December since 2018 and have passed out Christmas presents to children in poor communities, hoping to share smiles and love with children who may not know the Lord.