*Total (including pledges) is contingent on local fundraising and federal grant funding.*
DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR MATCHING OPPORTUNITY
TURN $1.5 MILLION INTO $6 MILLION
With your help, we are going to raise $1.5 million by January 31st, 2018. We plan to combine those funds with $500,000 that the City of Redding is investing from the settlement and $1 million from The McConnell Foundation's Challenge Grant. We will leverage that $3 million to obtain a National Parks Service Matching Grant.
Based on current estimates, the cost to replace all four fields is $4 million; however, with the possibility of matching donations, dollar for dollar, we have the opportunity to provide incredible new amenities and upgrades as we undergo necessary maintenance to the park, as well as a rebranding.
*The McConnell Foundation Matching Grant Challenge is contingent upon: 1) raising $1 million and 2) receiving the National Parks Service's Matching Grant*
AMENITIES • UPGRADES • MAINTENANCE
- New turf with a cooler organic infill
- Shade and rain structures for fans and players
- Parking lot sealing and striping
- Security cameras for improved safety
- Lawn mowing equipment
WE NEED NEW FIELDS
With thousands of people at the park every weekend during the season, these fields are dominated by hundreds of eager competitors. The park is enjoyed by 125,000 people annually, but when visited by other teams, we are asked "what's all that black stuff...?"
The answer is rubber.
Typically not as prominent, ours is heavily visible due to a failure in our turf "grass blades" which began to deteriorate only a few years into its life. Rubber is a common and inexpensive "infill" used in synthetic turf.
We are happy to say that our future is much brighter!
We plan to replace the turf and include an organic, light-colored product like a cork/sand combo or coconut, odorless, shock absorbent, and recyclable. This organic infill will increase our usage in the hot months, lessen the risk of abrasions, stay where it belongs, and reduce the odor compared to rubber.
The combination of new turf and a new brand will attract sponsors, advertisers, teams and spectators from all over the world, providing a positive economic impact for the community.
$3 MILLION MATCHING GRANT
The City of Redding will be applying for a Land and Water Conservation Grant which would provide a matching amount of funds allocated for the Soccer Park project. We will need to know how much money we are applying for by the end of 2017 in order to complete the grant application on time. The deadline for the application is February 5th, 2018, so we would need to have all of the funds allocated by January 20th.
This is a unique opportunity to double the amount of impact for each dollar donated. For that reason we hope that you will partner with us and donate as much as you can to support the youth through sports.
OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS
Text To Donate
Send $ Amount to: 916-823-TURF (8873)
Make Checks Payable to the: California Soccer Park
9800 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003
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