COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC announced today that it will stream a virtual unveiling to showcase the newly installed mini-pitches at Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Sullivant Gardens Community Center and Blackburn Community Center on Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The virtual event will be streamed via the Club’s official website ColumbusCrewSC.com as well as on the Club’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The video will then be available on-demand on the Club’s website.
Tuesday’s virtual run of show is set to feature a ceremonial first kick, as well as remarks from Investor-Operator Dee Haslam, Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko, Crew SC Head Coach Caleb Porter, U.S. Soccer Foundation President & CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, Sullivant Gardens Community Center Manager Mike Terlecky and Crew SC Foundation President Jamie Ryan.
As announced on August 19, the two new state-of-the-art mini-pitches look to positively impact the surrounding neighborhoods in South Franklinton and Franklin park. Additionally, they are set to become the Crew SC Foundation’s latest Field Development Projects, all of which are located around the Central Ohio area and are funded by the Crew SC Foundation. The other Field Development Projects include: Innis Park Fields, Huy Road Park Field, Krumm Park Futsal Park, Antrim Park, Linden Park Mini-Pitch, McCoy Park Field and Eakin Mini-Pitch. Last year, Crew SC installed the Eakin Mini-Pitch at Eakin Elementary School.
Along with the creation of the mini-pitches, the U.S. Soccer Foundation will work with Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to provide Soccer for Success programming at both locations. Soccer for Success is an after-school program that helps children establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through trained coach-mentors and community engagement.
WHO: Crew SC Investor-Operator Dee Haslam, Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko, Crew SC Head Coach Caleb Porter, U.S. Soccer Foundation President & CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, Sullivant Gardens Community Center Manager Mike Terlecky and Crew SC Foundation President Jamie Ryan.
WHAT: Virtual unveiling ceremony to reveal the newly installed mini-pitches at Sullivant Gardens Community Center and Blackburn Community Center.
WHEN: September 22 | Video broadcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.