CRPD Wins Grant

The Cordova Recreation and Park District announced this week it was recently awarded a $100,000 Footprint Field grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Footprint Field grants are awarded for the installation of a synthetic field surface from FieldTurf. The grant will be used to install a synthetic soccer field at the award winning Mather Sports Center.

This was one of only 17 Footprint Field grants awarded nationwide. A total of 63 awards were made under all grant programs totaling $2.5 million to organizations serving youth in 30 states. The Footprint Fields program, supported by Adidas, FieldTurf and MLS W.OR.K.S, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, is aimed at growing the game of soccer and providing safe, sustainable playing spaces in underserved communities.

This grant brings the total amount awarded to Cordova Recreation and Park District from competitive grant programs to $6,996,798 since 2003.

The 2011 grant awards reflect the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s focus on improving the health and well being of children in underserved communities. The awards will support programming, coaching and equipment for players and the construction of safe playing fields that will facilitate the continued growth of soccer in the United States.

“The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to support each of these projects that keep our youth active, healthy and engaged in activities that provide a positive alternative to negative influences,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO. “By supporting the development of programs and safe playing fields, we help ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.”

Since its inception, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has awarded more than $54 million to groups, both large and small, in all 50 states.

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