The teams who participated were presented by Toyota during the NBC’s Sunday Night Football halftime programming, with the votes being cast online by coaches and league officials.
Following 18,000 votes and a fierce competition between roughly 600 entries, the Japanese manufacturer announced the nine winners of the league and, at the same time, the winners of a $5,000 donation (for eight of the teams) and a $10,000 grand prize (for the first of the nine.
“We wanted to spotlight kids who demonstrate key Toyota values both on and off the field in a fun, unexpected way," said Tim Morrison, Toyota corporate manager of marketing communications.
“We also hoped that the Tiny Football League would inspire adults to get involved with Pee Wee football, further nurturing and developing the values of teamwork, constant improvement and determination within these young athletes.”
The big winner of the competition is the Saddleback Valley Wolverines from California, who will receive the grand prize. The other eight winners of the competition are listed below:
- Northeast: Elizabeth Packers, New Jersey
- Northeast: Fort Drum Mountaineers, New York
- West: Williams Bengals, Arizona
- West: Southern Marin Broncos, California
- Midwest: JustUs Warriors, Michigan
- Midwest: Wilmington Hurricane Bantams, Ohio
- South: West Augustine Yellow Jackets, Florida
- South: Lexington Colts, Mississippi.