We are raising money to renovate our soccer field which has very little grass and many rocks. Our club teams currently practice in a baseball outfield and cannot play any home games. All proceeds will go to field repair.
Hello, I’m Sarah Horton. I have been playing soccer with the Rhea County Community Center formerly the YMCA of Dayton since I was four years old, thirteen years ago. Over the years, our program has faced trials of many different kinds from finding enough volunteer coaches to losing the support of the YMCA. However, the most consistent struggle we face is the conditions of our fields. Saturday mornings for my family and a few others during the recreational soccer seasons involve pacing the fields with cans of spray paint labeling rocks large enough to pose a threat to the safety of the young players. Without the proper amount of grass, years of rain and wind have only eroded them more.
As a service-oriented non-profit organization, the Rhea County Community Center (RC3) charges the lowest cost possible for players- a fraction of what a select program would generally cost. If any player is unable to pay that price, RC3 offers various degrees of financial assistance so that every child who wants to has the ability to play. Unfortunately, that leaves our organization without the funds for facility improvements. As a rural community even with an underserved status and a low per capita income, we have struggled to secure grants despite many applications, so we hope to raise enough money to renovate and maintain a field alongside the City of Dayton and local companies. Thank you for considering supporting our cause.
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