About Us

The Ponderosa Jr. Bruins Youth Football and Cheer organization is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, based in Shingle Springs, California.  We are a member of the Sacramento Youth Football league. Our mission is:

  1. To be a feeder program to the Ponderosa High School Football and Cheer programs by developing and preparing youth participants in accordance with the Ponderosa High School Football and Cheer philosophies and in partnership with Ponderosa High School;
  2. To teach youth participants football and cheerleading skills while instilling the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, courage, loyalty, and respect for one's self and others; and
  3. To provide youth participants in our community the opportunity to participate in a competitive football and cheerleading league.

The Ponderosa Jr. Bruins Youth Football and Cheer organization is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors.  If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors or volunteering your time in other ways, please contact our Secretary (secretary@jrbruins.org).

2021 Board of Directors

Frank Alvernaz

Immediate Past President

Open Position

Executive Vice President

Katherine Lucas

Vice President of Football

Tara Holm

Administration VP

2021 Managers

Open Position

Assistant Vice President of Cheer

Open Position

Cheer Coordinator

Katie Curtin

Volunteers Manager

Lisa Ridgley

Concessions Manager

Keirsten Urbanski

Team Store Manager

Candice Bearden

Assistant Vice President of Football

Jennifer Pope

Web/Social Media Manager

Amy Butera

Registrar Manager

Kim Pierson

Fundraising Manager

Stephanie Cornell

Sponsorships Manager

Katie Curtin

Community Events Manager