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Foundation Working with Environmental Protection Agency to Create Soccer Fields

CHICAGO (Monday, April 9, 2001) -
One of the U.S. Soccer Foundation's most ambitious partnership programs is with the United States' Environmental Protection Agency. One of the goals of this cornerstone partnership is to focus on finding new models for field development and to help communities plan for sustainable maintenance on those fields. To that end, the EPA has produced a 13-minute video detailing the U.S. Soccer Foundation's collaborative efforts with the EPA to restore once hazardous and blighted sites in a community into safe, clean, open spaces that can be made ready for recreational use. The Foundation has already used the success of this program to investigate and expand into other similar public-private partnerships, such as with the Office of Surface Mining in the U.S. Department of Interior. The Foundation video has been made available to all U.S. Youth Soccer state presidents and regional directors, American Youth Soccer Organization section directors, Soccer Association for Youth regional directors and U.S. Amateur Soccer Association regional directors.

For more information on this and other Foundation programs are encouraged to contact the Foundation at 202-872-9277 or