FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION JOINS THEIR THIRD GROUNDBREAKING EVENT AS A CO-PARTNER SUPPORTING THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA’S REBUILD INITIATIVE PHILADELPHIA, PA,
September 13, 2022 - The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association joined their partner, the Philadelphia Union Foundation, as well as Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Council President, Darrell Clake, and community members to officially break ground on the rebuild project at Fotteral Square, located at 1120 W Cumberland St. The Fotteral Square Park, which resides in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood, is set to undergo upgrades that will include a new playground, a refresh to the basketball court, ADA accessibility, a soccer mini-pitch, and more.
The City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Initiative has transformed many public spaces and, because of its work, has created a solidified partnership between Easter Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and its partner, the Philadelphia Union Foundation.
The partnership has accumulated more than one million dollars to build 15 mini soccer pitches and two full-size fields within the region, extending Philadelphia’s love for the game of soccer.
“The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association is dedicated to growing the game of soccer, and we are committed to continuing our partnership with the City and the Philadelphia Union Foundation to see more mini-pitches through Philadelphia,” said Chris Branscome, CEO of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer.
“The new fields will open a multitude of opportunities for these children, whether it be from creating friendships and memories to finding their passion for a game.” At the ground break attendees heard from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, and Philadelphia Council President, Darrell Clake, as they spoke about the City’s initiative to rebuild the community.
The project is set to be completed in the Summer of 2023.