New Turf Soccer Field Gets $500,000 Matching Grant

The National Exchange Bank Foundation Board has announced a $500,000 matching grant to the Fond du Lac Soccer Association to support the construction of a turf field on Field 1 of the Fond du Lac Soccer Complex.

The Foundation has indicated that the breadth of the socio-economic reach of the program in addition to the 100% volunteer structure of the organization made this initiative a great fit for the Foundation.

The Fond du Lac Soccer Association serves more than 1700 players from all backgrounds throughout the greater Fond du Lac region and no player is turned away if the investment to play is a concern.

The turf field is one initiative of the “Safer Places to Play” initiative of the Soccer Association. A turf field will minimize game cancellations due to poor field conditions, maintain consistent practice schedule and provide an opportunity to bring additional outside events to the Fond du Lac community, providing the potential for a boost in spending at many Fond du Lac area businesses. The cost of the field is anticipated to be approximately $900,000.

Anyone interested in making a donation or more information can visit fondysoccer.com, email [email protected] or mail a check to FDL Soccer Association, PO Box 1292, Fond du Lac, WI 54936.

National Exchange Bank Foundation Inc., originally founded as the Stone Foundation, Inc., is a private philanthropic family foundation created by the family ownership of National Exchange Bank & Trust.

The Foundation supports projects, scholarships and charitable organization initiatives that demonstrate a positive impact to communities.  It has a particular focus on supporting organizations that assist youth and those that provide services to fulfill basic human needs including community food pantries and action agencies.