Re: Story, Sept. 1, “Crestview youth football league suspended”

As a board member of the PYFA, I can assure you that our number one goal and concern is for the safety and well-being of the players and cheerleaders from all areas participating under our organization. Our president, Cornell Tinner, has worked tirelessly to ensure all areas support and promote our core values which are: safety, fair play, and treating your opponent with respect and dignity at all times. This man is of the highest integrity and his strong leadership is reason the PYFA continues to grow and prosper. He puts the welfare of the young men and women who participate not only in Niceville but in the entire PYFA above all other concerns.

To address the article specifically, I was the PYFA board member and Niceville area representative who presided over the weigh-in and I can assure you every aspect of that weigh-in was conducted in accordance with the current PYFA bylaws. I would suggest to anyone please read the PYFA bylaws before making comments on their content.

Mike Oelrich, PYFA board member/Niceville area representative, Niceville