Beverly Park Elementary School will receive free soccer mini-pitch Wednesday


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In partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, Beverly Park Elementary School will receive a new soccer field/mini-pitch, as part of a commitment made by Adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, which are helping to build 20 mini-pitches in underserved communities across North America.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for this Wednesday, April 27, from 4 – 5 p.m. at the school’s campus, located at 1201 South 104th Street (map below).

Each new mini-pitch will offer children in these communities a safe place to play, while providing a soccer environment that encourages unstructured play within local communities, supporting the continued growth of the game. Additionally, SNHU will award a full college scholarship to a deserving member of the local community as part of the dedication ceremony.

Following the official dedication, local Soccer for Success members, from Washington Youth Soccer, and Seattle Sounders FC players will participate in a small-sided match on the new pitch. Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to combat children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency.

Expected to speak at Wednesday’s event:

  • Courtney Daikos – Principal, Beverly Park Elementary School
  • Susan Enfield, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Highline Public Schools
  • Garth Lagerwey – General Manager & President of Soccer, Seattle Sounders FC
  • Bill Hartglass – Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Daren Mancini – President, Washington Youth Soccer

Special guests include:

  • Seattle Sounders FC Players
  • Seattle Sounders FC Executives
  • Michael Spear, School Board President, Highline Public Schools
  • Bernie Dorsey, School Board Member, Highline Public Schools
  • Angelica Alvarez, School Board Member, Highline Public Schools
  • Tyrone Curry, School Board Member, Highline Public Schools
  • Joe Van, School Board Member, Highline Public Schools
  • Chief Deputy Jim Pugel, King County Sheriff’s Office


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