The Blackhills Community Soccer Complex Board of Directors is looking for committee members to help with critical tasks directly connected to our field development goals. We need a team of people working on fundraising, this is critical to the success and completion of the complex.
In addition, we are looking for people interested in helping by serving on a grant committee.
And lastly, we need people to form a committee to help us secure donations for items needed for field development, such as goods, and materials, services from professionals. We are going to be building our restroom facility, storage facility, meeting rooms, donor appreciation boards, solider memorial etc. The list can seem a bit endless but we are so much closer
If interested please email Kim Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Miller, Senior at Olympia High School, designed, constructed and erected a beautiful Donor Recognition Sign that graces the entrance to the Soccer Complex. The sign, “Our Generous Construction Donors,” recognizes the many businesses and organizations that have contributed to the construction of the Soccer Complex. Kyle will soon be receiving the honor of Eagle Scout. Thank you so much Kyle, the sign is absolutely awesome – you did a fantastic job! See pictures of Kyle’s Eagle Scout project, and other youth projects.
The Blackhills Community Soccer Complex is a non-profit organization recognized by the State of Washington (UBI #: 602 237 039) and awarded 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service (EIN: 71 0904896). We are a volunteer organization whose mission is to build a multi-field soccer complex to support youth soccer in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. Our Board of Directors includes representatives from the Tumwater Youth Soccer Club, the Deschutes Youth Soccer Association, and Blackhills Football Club.
The Blackhills Community Soccer Complex Charity Code is 0330260.
Currently there are more than 6,000 youth soccer players in Thurston County and participation is increasing about 10% annually. However, the number of full-sized soccer fields available is remaining constant. Each year almost 800 youth soccer games are scheduled on the available fields. In addition, many of the fields are used for soccer practices anywhere from two or three times per week to almost daily. This does not include games or practices by soccer teams affiliated with middle schools or high schools, adult league soccer games, modified games for players younger than 11 years old, or Kick-in-the-Grass Soccer Tournament games. In addition, many of these fields are used for youth football games and practices.
The demands on existing fields often lead to overuse and poor quality (sometimes dangerous) field conditions. Due to overuse and during the rainy season (November through February) many fields are closed.
Our view is that there will be some progress in alleviating pressure on fields but not nearly enough to accomodate the increasing demand.