Annual Sharon Thomas Flag Football Tournament scheduled for May

The Sixth Annual Sharon Teresa Thomas Flag Football Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Saturday, May 31, at Jonathan Law High School.

There will be two divisions — competitive and non-competitive — and trophies will be awarded to the championship teams.

It will be a day-long event, full of entertaining flag football games, raffles, food and entertainment. There will also be a post-tournament party hosted by the Orange Ale House at 517 Boston Post Rd, Orange.

“Team Cher Bear is thankful for all of the community support. Each year the tournament continues to expand and enhance the experience,” said William Buckman, member of Team Cher Bear. “The event is a favorite of Team Cher Bear and our supporters, friends and families. It will be a day full of competition and fun for all, benefiting a great cause.”

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. for team check-in with tournament play beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friends, supporters and the general public are welcome. Raffles and food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Teams must field at least seven players: There is no member maximum. Each team member must be 18 years or older. Team entry fee is $100 per team. To register a team, visit or contact: William Buckman at For more information, visit

The Sixth Annual Sharon Teresa Thomas Flag Football Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis is proudly sponsored by: Café Atlantique, Crossfit of Milford, Orange Ale House.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved — donate time, raffle items or even products for the snack bar. Visit or contact William Buckman:

Visit or contact William Buckman:

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. More than 10 million Americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of a defective CF gene.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to finding new therapies and ultimately a cure for CF. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

For more information, visit

About Team Cher Bear

Team Cher Bear is a non-profit organization that honors the memory of Milford resident Sharon Teresa Thomas. The team hosts a multitude of fundraisers to raise awareness and support efforts to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit

Upcoming Events:

May 18: Great Strides Walk

May 31: 6th Annual Sharon Teresa Thomas Flag Football Tournament for Cystic Fibrosis

September 28: 2nd Annual Sharon Thomas Memorial 5K Run/Walk For Cystic Fibrosis, Walnut Beach, 113 East Broadway, Milford, CT 06460