On Wednesday, February 6, Sportsplex USA will present a check to the Santee School District Foundation in the amount of $6,520 to commemorate the total donation amount that Sportsplex USA has given the Foundation since January of 2012.
Sportsplex USA’s President Bill Berghoff will present the check to the Santee School District Foundation President Mike Clinkenbeard on Wednesday February 6 at 3:30pm at Sportsplex USA Santee located at 9951 Riverwalk Drive, Santee CA.
Bill Berghoff commented on the program saying “Our goal is to provide quality recreational sports programs for the children of Santee. We could not be happier with the success of the program and look forward to donating much-needed funds back to the Santee School District Foundation.”
Said Mr. Clinkenbeard, “Sportsplex USA’s generous donation back to the foundation has helped our annual fundraising significantly. The comments we have received back from parents has been great! The community loves the youth soccer program at Sportsplex USA.”
Last year, Sportsplex USA and the Santee School District Foundation (SSDF) created a partnership with the goal of offering affordable recreational youth indoor soccer programs to all parents and children in Santee. The program was a phenomenal success with nearly 150 children registering in the first season. Since the inception of the program, Sportsplex USA has grown the program to over 200 children who registered for the winter 2013 season which began on January 26, 2013.
In December of 2011, Sportsplex USA reached out to the Santee School District Foundation in an effort to create a youth indoor soccer program and develop a fundraising campaign for the Foundation. In today’s economic climate, fundraising efforts for school foundations are critical and difficult to maintain. With the support of the foundation and it’s board, Sportsplex USA offered to donate $10 per child registration back to the SSDF. The youth soccer league is offered three times per year with 8-week seasons beginning in January, March and September.
The recreational, coed league is designed for boys and girls age 5-12. The concept of the program is to provide all children equal playing time, regardless of skill. The program is affordable for parents priced at $74 per child before the registration deadline. Each team is coached by a volunteer and has one 1-hour after-school practice during the week. There are no playoffs and every player receives a league jersey and participation award. Sportsplex USA has committed to make the same donation of $10 per child back to the SSDF for the duration of this program. The next league is scheduled to start on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
All parents interested in learning more about Sportsplex USA Recreational Youth Indoor Soccer are encouraged to visit www.sportsplexusa.com (Click Santee) or call Indoor Soccer Director Zach Koch at 619-334-1000 x318.