In 1974, Pat Czajkowski, and a bunch of neighborhood kids got together with either their own or borrowed football gear. Dan & Ken Czajkowski started with practices in Dan's Father-in-laws back yard and eventually the park. The kids often had to take off their pads, helmets and shoes to let another player who didn't have his own stuff in to practice. That is what inspired Dan & Ken to try to get sponsorship from the park to supply uniforms, gear, etc. like the teams they scrimmaged against. They had no official name, but were the beginning of what would become the Burbank Titans.
In 1975- The first official year of the Burbank Titans. Dan, Sue, Ken & Pat Czajkowski got together in January & February of 1975 and came up with the idea to start a real football program. Thus, they founded Titans football. Dan & Ken went to the South Stickney Park District (currently the Burbank Park District) and asked for help in forming this new outlet for kids to participate in. The Park District agreed to help with finances and a place for the Titans to play. This was the start of the SSPD Titans.
The first Titan Cheerleaders- The Park District commissioners came out to the first game & questioned why the other team had cheerleaders and the Titans didn't. The next week, Pat Czajkowski organized the 1st Titan cheerleading squad. They put little girls in t-shirts to cheer after only 5 days of practice.
The first concession stand- The first concession stand was run out of the back of Pat Czajkowski's car. Canned soda, chips and candy were the only things on the menu.
Note: The Titans almost became the Sputniks!
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