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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Soccer Fundraising in Walkerton

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

20 thousand dollars down and just another 380 thousand dollars to go.

 

20 thousand dollars down and just another 380 thousand dollars to go.

The Walkerton Soccer Club has kicked off its fundraising campaign for the four new soccer fields that will be created along side Brockton's future municipal and recreation complex build project

Walkerton Minor Soccer President Jeff Roberts calls the 400 thousand dollar goal attainable.

His group hopes to raise much of the money through corporate sponsorship dollars.

Soccer officials will be pounding the pavement this summer looking for support from the business community and service groups.

He says soccer plays an important role in Walkerton, as it is the town's most popular sport with more than 700 youth and adults registered.

There is real sense of urgency to get this project moving, due to the uncertainty surrounding the soccer fields Walkerton currently leases from the Bluewater District School Board.

With both schools closing soon, the Bluewater District School Board has been unable to commit the fields to the Soccer Club for future use at this time.

It takes two years and a hundred thousand dollars to create a new soccer field.

This includes irrigation, lighting and parking costs.

With Brockton providing the land, it's up to the Soccer Club to raise the funds to cover the actual soccer field build costs.

Roberts would like to see the new fields ready to go in two years time, but in order for this to happen fundraising must go well.

 

 

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