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FLIP THE SWITCH to light the PITCH! Maple Leaf Cavan FC

  • Submitted by:

    Tracy Schillings

    Organization:

    Maple Leaf Cavan FC

    Location:

    Millbrook

  • Idea Created:

    November 15, 2012

    Budget:

    Large ($100K - 150K)

Overview:

The township of Cavan Monaghan recently agreed to make significant improvements to the soccer field and and facilities at Maple Leaf Park.The improvemnts include; major soil upgrades, improved drainage and an irrigation system as well as lighting of both soccer feilds.  As part of the upgrades our soccer club (MLCFC) has agreed to cover one half of the cost of lights on the feilds bringing our share to $142,000.

Maple Leaf Cavan FC is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization that is passionate about providing a fair, fun and safe enviroment which promotes healthy, active lifestyles and builds strong community bonds to the Cavan Monaghan and surronding area residents  from youth to adults through the game of soccer.

Our mission is to help individuals to develop their character as resourceful andresponsible members of their community by providing opportunites through the game of soccer, for thier mental, physical, and social and leadership developement.

Our club has had explosive growth in the past 5 years from 400 registered  players in 2007 to over 1200 players in 2012, players range from age 3 to 70. With 12 competitive teams playing province wide.

All of our directors are volunteers and we are a registered non profit corporation. There is over 200 volunteers involved in our club.

 We have achieved the Silver Club Excellence designation by the Ontarion Soccer Association. We are also 1 of 14 clubs affliated with the Toronto FC Academy Program.

With the help of the Aviva Community fund we would like to "Flip the Switch" maximize the usage of our field with outdoor lighting. This would allow us to increase the amount of teams and players to meet the growing demand and extend the hours of play in a safe well lit enviroment.

Our club is more than just 2 soccer fields.  The facilites include a baseball diamond, washrooms, canteen( run by our local Lions Club) and playground.  Our feild is an area that families gather to bond over a game of soccer, great bbq and snacks. A place for parents, grandparents and extended families to watch children become passionate about a sport, daisy pick in the feild, score on the opposite team (or sometimes your own net :), slide in the mud during the rain, eat as much watermelon during halftime as possible,  and create lifelong friends. For the less enthusiastic fans, the playground right beside the feilds.

Please vote and help Flip the Switch to light up the PITCH!

Every vote counts, and every person can help make a difference

Thank you to everyone who is helping to support our goal.