Submitted by Sportsplex USA
Santee's Sportsplex USA will make a donation to the Santee School District Foundation in the amount of $,1410 on Monday.
Sportsplex USA and the Santee School District Foundation (SSDF) have partnered with the goal of offering affordable recreational youth indoor soccer programs to all parents and children in Santee. Since the partnership with the SSDF began in January, 2012, $4,510 has been donated to the Foundation after three successful youth recreational soccer seasons.
In December of 2012, 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 created a recreational youth soccer program and 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 first season, 144 children registered for the program making it an instant success. The Spring 2012 season saw an increase to 166 children.
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.
This includes an 8-game season with 1-hour games on Saturdays. 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. Their goal is to double registration to 300 players by for the January, 2013 program scheduled to start on January 26, 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 Anthony Paz at 619-334-1000 x417.