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PANTHER MISSION STATEMENT & HISTORY

The Pasadena Panthers Youth Football and Cheerleading program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds, by preparing them both mentally and physically for the challenges they will encounter in school, college, and in life. We provide a very important sports program in the community which focuses on the importance of education and the values of athletics, team work, competition, discipline and good sportsmanship.

For over 60 years, the Panthers have been proud members of the San Gabriel Valley Junior All American Football Conference. The Panther program has served as the initial football experience for many local high school student/athletes that have attended John Muir High, Pasadena High, Blair High, Marshall High, La Canada High, Saint Francis and Pasadena Poly.

The Panther Football and Cheerleading Program is open to youth in the Pasadena/Altadena areas, between the ages of 6 and 14 years. The Panther Program consists of five divisional teams, organized according to strict age and weight guidelines. All teams are coached by an experienced group of adults; most with previous coaching and high school/college play experience. Each Panther team participates in an eight game schedule against teams from nearly thirty cities that are represented in the Conference.

The Panther Cheer Division has been very successful in conference competitions as well as at the National competitions. Our girls move on to the local high schools including John Muir, Pasadena High, Blair High, Marshall High, Westridge, La Salle High, Maranatha High, Mayfield Senior School, and Pasadena Poly.

The Panther program also emphasizes scholastic achievement, good sportsmanship and citizenship. All participants must maintain a minimum 2.2 grade point average. Those scholar athletes attaining a 3.3 grade point average or higher are awarded a scholar-athlete patch at the end of the season in recognition of their classroom achievements.

The San Gabriel Valley Junior All American Football Conference also annually awards a Scholastic Trophy to the team in each division having the highest combined grade point average (throughout Conference). With great pride, the Panther teams have claimed the Scholastic Trophy for more than 10 times in the past 15 years.

Stressing both athletics and education help develop well-rounded individuals. The ultimate goals of the Panther program is to instill in all participants the value of good sportsmanship, team work, and the importance of education. These goals will remain with our outstanding young men and women long after they have left the Panther program.