Did you know there is Women’s Football league in Detroit? There is actually a couple teams that allow women to learn the game and tear it up the turf. Meet Alicia Sweeney, she is the President of the “Detroit Dark Angels” semi-professional women’s football team. Alecia played the game she loves and now mentors other women who want to get involved in the sport. She is a mom, an athlete, and when you hear her story, you will hear why she is a WCSX “Women Who Rocks”.
When I looked up the “Detroit Dark Angels” I was blown away. I was aware there were women’s football teams in Detroit, but I didn’t know much about them. When I did some research I discovered Alecia Sweeney and learned how committed she is to mentoring women who are interested in the sport. Alecia has more than 13 years experience in Women’s football and when she isn’t busy at the helm of the DDA, she is coaching youth football and being a Mom.
The team is always looking for women who are athletic and want to play and learn football. The Detroit Dark Angels is a competitive club football team for women ages 18 and up. There is a very serious time commitment that can include 2-3 days of practices in the evenings and games on Saturdays. The team plays in a mid-west division and plays 4 home games and 4 away games starting the first week in April. They travel on a charter bus to away games to places like Indy, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago etc. If you think this is something you want to do, click HERE for contact information.
In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter-Salsido from Turning Point Macomb. This week we talk about vaccines. Currently, in Washington State there is a very serious measles outbreak. The number of infected children has been rising on a daily basis to the point health officials in the state have declared a state of emergency. Cyndy and I discuss why people are choosing not to vaccinate their children and why there is so much information published about the links between vaccines and autism.
Cyndy and I also a very important topic that ties into the measles misinformation, “fake news”. It seems like everyone everywhere is being subjected to information that is based more on opinion than fact. There is a big difference between the two, and sometimes it is hard to distinguish which is which. Cyndy and I discuss a recent situation that made national headlines because of an edited video and a story being told without being fact checked first. The whole situation blew up on social media and in my opinion could have been avoided if people would have remembered the basics of proper journalism.
Cyndy and I close the podcast with a story that will tug at your heart and make you monitor your moral compass. Would you help someone you knew needed help, even it meant breaking the law? A school superintendent did, and now her job and career are possibly in jeopardy, but many say she did the right thing.
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