Salem, OR – Capital Futbol Club today announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, whose programs serve as the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. This grant will provide new rotors for the field’s irrigation system; some of these have not been replaced in over ten years. Capital Futbol Club was one of twelve organizations to receive grants.
“We are so thankful,” said the club’s Director, Collin Box. “These improvements will make a huge difference in the playability of the fields and will allow for a better experience for kids in our community.”
This grant was awarded as part of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Safe Places to Play program. Across the U.S., children living in underserved communities often lack safe places to play in their neighborhoods, either due to absence of space or absence of funding. The Safe Places to Play grant program seeks to provide kids with safe and accessible areas to play by funding the costs of design, construction, surfacing, and enhancement in these communities through three grant cycles during the year.
Support for the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s grant process is provided by the Foundation’s corporate partners, including AstroTurf, Hunter Industries, Musco Lighting, and Sport Court.
About Capital Futbol Club
For over 20 years, Capital FC has been providing thousands of children in the mid-Willamette Valley the opportunity to engage in the fun, healthy, and character-building process of playing soccer. CFC aims to provide the best possible youth soccer experience for kids and families by putting kids first, embracing in the communities diversities, and being willing to innovate and push boundaries. CFC believes in using the power of sport to help positively shape a child’s future.