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Philadelphia Mayor Nutter joins LISC and the NFL to announce youth football field restoration

August 16, 2013

On Monday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced plans for the restoration of a youth football field in North Philadelphia. The $2.5 million restoration is being funded with support from LISC, the NFL, the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Joseph’s Prep. In 2012, LISC and the NFL partnered to restore or refurbish 15 playing fields nationwide.

Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, St. Joseph’s Prep, LISC, and Philadelphia Eagles Announce Restoration of North Philadelphia Field

15 Aug 2013 – City of Philadelphia

Excerpt:

PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 2013) – Mayor Michael A. Nutter gathered with city officials and community members to announce plans to restore the field located at 11th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. The $2.5 million restoration project is the result of a partnership between the City of Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s Prep, the Philadelphia Eagles and The Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

Built in 1970, the 11th & Cecil B. Moore field is the home field of The Blackhawks Athletic Club.   After the Blackhawks youth football team won the Pop Warner Pee Wee National Championship in 2010, Mayor Nutter made a promise to the team that he would work to get them a new field.

“I am proud to announce that the City and its partners have come together to turn the promise of a new field for the Blackhawks into reality,” said Mayor Nutter.  “Through their hard work, the Blackhawks players, coaches, parents and community have earned the restoration of this field.  On behalf of the City of Philadelphia, I thank all of our partners for working together to see this project through to completion.”

The grass field will be replaced with new artificial turf, which will cover the entire playing surface, including the baseball field in the Southeast corner of the lot. New field goal posts and a scoreboard will be installed, as well as new paving, fencing, and landscaping. The restrooms and lockers rooms will also be renovated. Continued[+]…

> Read the full press release

> Visit the Philadelphia LISC website

> Learn about LISC’s Youth Development and Recreation program

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