Councilman Curren Price and Community Members Celebrate New Soccer Fields for South LA

Los Angeles – South Los Angeles community members will help Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr., the Coca‑Cola Foundation, the National Recreation and Parks Association and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks unveil two new soccer fields at Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fully renovated soccer fields will provide a fun and welcoming environment for youth in the community to gather.

“Since taking office I have been committed to expanding and improving clean and green spaces in our community for families to enjoy and Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center was one of several parks on my wish list. I am honored that Coca-Cola has stepped up to help refurbish these empty fields bringing one of our most beloved sports to this neighborhood – soccer,” said Councilmember Price. “This partnership demonstrates the positive impact that can happen when government and the private sector work together toward a common goal.”

In addition to the two new soccer fields, Coca-Cola, through a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, is providing a grant to fund clinics and youth programs. These improvements will help the center service hundreds more community members per week.

About The Coca-Cola Foundation

Since its inception, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to support global sustainable community initiatives, including water stewardship, community recycling, active, healthy living, and education. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please go to

www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation_coke.html.

About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 46,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

 

WHEN: 

Saturday, March 14

10:00 Am- 2:00 PM            

WHERE: 

Gilbert Lindsay Park

425 East 42nd Place

Los Angeles, CA 90011

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