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January 14, 2012 (Santee) – On Monday, January 23, 2012 Sportsplex USA president Bill Berghoff will make a donation to the Santee School District Foundation in the amount of $1440.  Sportsplex USA and the Santee School District Foundation (SSDF) have partnered with the goal of offering affordable youth indoor soccer programs to all parents and children in Santee. 


Sportsplex USA operates San Diego’s Premier Sports facility located in the Town Center Community Park located at 9951 Riverwalk Drive, Santee 92071.  The park, built in June 2010, was financed by the City of Santee with the intention of providing the highest quality youth and adult sports programs for its residents and out of town visitors.  Sportsplex USA, which operates a similar park in Poway, was selected to operate and maintain the facility.  Within one year of opening, the park is nearly 100% full with adult softball and adult indoor soccer leagues and a strong Mighty Mite (3-5yrs) youth soccer program.  In an effort to target more elementary and middle-school aged children, Sportsplex USA reached out to the Santee School District Foundation to seek a “win-win” collaboration.

The Santee School District Foundation is committed to growing recreational opportunities for the youth of Santee while also working to strengthen its fundraising efforts.  Sportsplex USA and the SSDF developed a partnership in September which would allow Sportsplex USA to promote the youth soccer program to the students in the Santee School District. As a result of their support, Sportsplex USA committed to donating $10 for every child registered in the new winter 2012 league.  After a successful registration period, 144 children signed up for the youth soccer program.
The recreational, coed league is designed for boys and girls age 5-12. The concept of the program is to provide all children equal playing time, regardless of skill.  Each team is coached by a volunteer and has one 1-hour practice per week and Saturday games.  Sportsplex USA has committed to make the same donation of $10 per child back to the SSDF for the duration of this program. Their goal is to double registration to 300 players by January 2013.  Sportsplex USA plans to offer a spring 2012 season scheduled to start on March 24, 2012. 


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