Portage Soccer Club offers an outstanding experience at ALL levels of soccer: Academy, Select, Elite, Premier and MRL. As a volunteer-led program, the Club represents an exceptional value by providing the same excellent coaching standards and strong competition as the area's for-profit clubs at a fraction of the cost. We also own and maintain one of the top soccer complexes in Michigan. The overall philosophy of Portage Soccer Club is to emphasize player development over simply playing to win.
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February 18th at 7:00pm
The time has come once again to "Save the Date" for the Portage Soccer Club's 3rd Annual Soccer Ball Fundraiser!
The PSC Soccer Ball is both a fun night out and the club's way to raise money to support the Player Scholarship Fund. The event is set for Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 7pm -midnight at Niko's Landing in Kalamazoo. With our exponential increase in player numbers comes an increase in the need for scholarships so that every player has an opportunity to play.
Our 2015 event raised $3,700 and the 2016 event raised $5,700...let's keep the ball rolling (no pun intended)! This is an event for adults (21 yrs & older) to enjoy a fun night out with friends....eating, dancing, bidding on great auction items, chances to win awesome raffle prizes, and raising money for a great cause. In addition to team basket donations that everyone contributes to, we are looking for "bigger" items to auction off during the live auction which was a hit the past two years.
If you have anything or know anyone who would be interested in donating to the fundraiser this year OR would like to help out, please contact the PSC Fundraiser Director, Amy Areaux, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 547-9765. Reminder: because the PSC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax deductible. We look forward to seeing you at the Soccer Ball!
Multi-purpose storage and covered seating area ready by June 2017
The conclusion of the fall season typically signals hibernation at the Portage Soccer Complex. End of season maintenance projects are completed, the buildings are winterized, and the fields get a well-deserved rest.
This off-season, however, will see construction activity as a building expansion project begins. Plans were approved by the Board of Directors at its October meeting for the construction of a multi-purpose storage building and attached covered seating area adjacent to the north side of the concession stand. The storage building will be used for equipment storage and will be the tournament registration and operations headquarters. It will replace the large tent that was located between fields 3 and 4. The covered area will be used for seating and shelter from inclement weather.
The construction time table will see site clearing and concrete completed this fall. Construction will start up again in March 2017 with completion scheduled by the second week of June. The building should be complete and in use for the 31st annual Portage Soccer Classic. Construction supervision will be provided by Gordon Groves, PSC’s facilities manager, through his firm Cornerstone Construction Management.
The construction budget is $110,000 and will be funded by the PSC via existing funds and a fundraising campaign to area businesses and PSC families. A donor recognition plaque similar to the one on the north side of the existing garage will recognize donors. We hope PSC families will respond generously. More information can be found toward the end of this newsletter.