NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Since 1978 local volunteers operated the league for children in third through seventh grade.
Now as part of the transition, flag football will be offered for kindergarten through second grade and tackle for third through 6th grade, while 7th graders move to Mankato Area Public Schools.
Neil Kaus, former Sports and Recreation Director at the Mankato Family YMCA, has been hired to operate the league and will oversee the City’s various youth recreational programs.
“We are very excited to receive this very successful league through Dennis Hood and the other individuals that made this really what it has been. So I got a big job to continue that tradition and it’s going to be fun,” said Kaus.
In addition the transition includes hundreds of equipment and a $100,000 donation from the football association to North Mankato.