by Dave Warner

The Little Falls Pop Warner organization is on a mission to give back to the community. The group has a fundraiser going on to raise money to buy chairs and tables for the city pool. Any donations of $50 or more will be matched by a private benefactor.

The idea is that commercial grade lounge chairs and regular tables and chairs will be a much more comfortable environment for children and parents that go to the pool. And, it may just be enough of an incentive to attract more people to use the facility.

President of the group, Mike Liscio said “As an organization, we felt that it was important to give back to the community. Hopefully, when parents and children go there, they won’t have to sit on the concrete anymore.”

Liscio hopes that the donation will also bring more attention to the group so that more children will get involved in Pop Warner sports.

The group is also doing breakfast this coming Sunday at the Elks Club so that the mothers can eat for free. “We love our football moms, so that’s another way that we’re giving back,” said Liscio.

“A lot of youth organizations don’t do things like this and we wanted to differentiate ourselves from them. I’ve been humbled by the amount of money we’ve raised so far for this pool project. It’s been kind of overwhelming. The community has really gotten behind it,” Liscio stated.

If the pool is furnished, the thought is that more kids and will get involved in going there. “At the end of the day, as President of Pop Warner, that’s all I really want. To make sure that kids are doing something. Not on their phones or iPads all day,” he said.

Of all the years that Liscio has been President of Pop Warner, he feels this year is the best. “The people involved are just fantastic and they make my job easy and make me look good.”

If you are interested in donating, you can call Liscio at 315-868-4089 or email