The Brainerd Lumberjacks, last year's Semi-Pro Football League champions, are enjoying a busy offseason as well as preparing for next year's repeat run.
The team is holding tryouts Saturday at Anytime Fitness in Baxter or at Shew Field behind the Franklin Arts Center depending on the weather.
Call head coach J.J. Kern (218) 831-1400 for more information.
The Lumberjacks are also in the giving mood and would like area businesses to help. Kern is looking for donations from area people and businesses to help give away Lumberjacks apparel (stocking caps, shirts and other items) to families in need. For more information contact Kern at the number above.
Brainerd has also announced its schedule for the 2010 season.
The Lumberjacks will kick off the year against the Metro Phoenix April 24 at Shew Field.
On May 1 they may host the Stallions of San Diego before hitting the road May 8 to tackle the Eau Claire (Wis.) Crush.
May 15 the Lumberjacks will host the Semi-Pro League Jamboree, with three games being played in Brainerd. It will start with Brainerd against the Northern Terror followed by the Central Minnesota Rhinos vs. the Alexandria Lightning and capped off with the HC Rams and the Melrose Dutchmen.
Lumberjacks 2010 schedule
April 24: Lumberjacks vs. Metro Phoenix
May 1: Lumberjacks vs. San Diego Stallions (probable)
May 8: Lumberjacks at Eau Claire Crush
May 15: Lumberjacks vs. Northern Terror
May 22: Lumberjacks at Melrose Dutchmen
May 29: Lumberjacks vs. Alexandria Lightning
June 5: Lumberjacks vs. Central Minnesota Rhinos
June 12: Lumberjacks at HC Rams
June 19: Bye week
June 26: Lumberjacks at Alexandria Lightning
July 3: League off
July 10: Lumberjacks vs. Melrose Dutchmen
July 17: Lumberjacks at Northern Terror
July 24: Division semifinals
July 31: Division Championships
Aug. 7: SPFL Championship
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