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$3 Million to Renovate High School Athletic Fields - 2012 & 2013

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, & Mt
Vernon Unitarian Church – partnered with West Potomac and Mount Vernon high schools' athletic booster clubs in a campaign to end disparities in the facilities that Route 1 youth use to play. In 2012 & 2013 we:

  • Secured improvements at  of Muddy Hole Park football field in South Fairfax County (re-lining of field and new goal posts);
  • Increased the number of youth from Audubon Mobile Home Park, a heavily-immigrant community, involved in soccer & secured a commitment from the manager to build a mini-soccer field on the property;
  • Won $3 million from Fairfax County & FCPS to renovate the athletic fields at West Potomac & Mount Vernon high schools to synthetic turf.

(Photo by Louise Krafft, Mount Vernon Gazette)

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Friday, November 1, 2013