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Family donates $500,000 toward soccer centre

Prince Albert is one step closer to its new indoor soccer centre.

A lead donation of $500,000 was given by Mamie Glass, son Jim Glass and family on Wednesday.

"Our behalf of our family we are announcing a donation of half a million dollars," said Jim Glass.

"Our family wanted to do something significant for the soccer centre and we hope the new facility will be used and enjoyed by the kids of Prince Albert for a long time.

A lot closer to goal

The Ultimate Goal - Prince Albert is one step closer to its new indoor soccer centre.

A lead donation of $500,000 was given by Mamie Glass, son Jim Glass and family on Wednesday.

"Our behalf of our family we are announcing a donation of half a million dollars," said Jim Glass.

"Our family wanted to do something significant for the soccer centre and we hope the new facility will be used and enjoyed by the kids of Prince Albert for a long time.

"We currently have facilities that are just too small, so this is a great way to enhance the sport of soccer and keep it growing in Prince Albert.

"The new facility that is planned will be an excellent venue for the city. It will be state-of-the-art.

"It will allow players to develop and give kids an opportunity to play soccer for a long, long time."

The new facility will feature two 160 feet by 100 feet soccer pitches with field turf.

One of the fields will be named Glass Field. The two fields can be converted into one large field or up to four smaller fields.

The centre will also include an indoor track, multi-purpose wellness gymnasium, dressing rooms, spectator areas and concession.

"The Glass family's donation of half a million dollars speaks to how deeply they treasure their history and their future in Prince Albert," said Mitch Holash, chairman of the Prince Albert Soccer Field House Project.

The price tag for the new centre is $11 million. The Ultimate Goal Campaign is trying to raise $3.6 million. The city of Prince Albert has already pledged $4 million, while the province of Saskatchewan will kick in an additional $3.5 million to the new soccer centre.

Construction of the soccer centre is expected to begin this summer and is scheduled to be completed by September 2009.




The total so far ...

The Ultimate Goal:
$3,600,000
Raised to March 12:
$746,553 or 20.7 per cent

Organizations: Prince Albert Soccer Field House

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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