Granting a wish

The Enumclaw School District will receive a $200,000 grant from the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL Youth Football Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corporation as part of the National Football League Grassroots Program, the team announced today.

The grant is part of $2.5 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year. It will be used to install a new synthetic turf field at the Enumclaw Expo Center, which contains the primary football field for the Enumclaw Public School District.

The NFL Grassroots Program, a partnership between the NFL Youth Football Fund and LISC, has resulted in the construction or renovation of 225 football fields nationwide in the past 12 years. During that time, the NFL Youth Football Fund has granted more than $28 million to revitalize playing fields in underserved neighborhoods. Fields are newly built or significantly renovated, with improvements such as irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards, goal posts and turf. Grassroots grants are issued once established funding thresholds are reached for each project.


Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant poses with coaches, players and members of the Enumclaw School District, which received a $200,000 grant from the team, the NFL Youth Football Fund and Local Initiatives Support Corporation to help fund the installation of a new synthetic turf field in Enumclaw. [Photo by Corky Trewin, Seahawks.com]


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