Please consider financial support now for a recreational field space in Red Lodge – construction 2022!

After 10 years of evaluating potential opportunities, our club has found suitable space to build a safe and sustainable field for soccer practices and games.  Not only will we provide a dedicated area for Carbon County players, the field will serve as a recreational space on City-owned park space for the community to use.  Thanks to the Parks Board and the City of Red Lodge, we are approved to advance our long awaited plans to build a field at Upper Coal Miner’s Park, adjacent to the High School.  This location is a perfect setting and will also provide community green space alongside other uses you may already enjoy – trails, bike skills course, frisbee golf, winter sledding and more. Similar to the ice rink in town, a specialized user group assists the City in building and running the facility, gets dedicated space to run their program, and shares with the public at all other times.

Nearly 25 years ago, a small group of parents organized soccer activities for elementary-aged youth, and their passion for this popular game grew here in Carbon County to create Red Lodge Youth Soccer.  Each year volunteers and more than 200 youth ages 4 to 19 support a recreational and competitive program that develops player skill, love of the game, healthy outdoor exercise, and most importantly, sportsmanship.  The club teams have historically held practices at areas designed for park picnics, football and baseball fields, and even hayfields, or traveled to nearby towns to use their non-soccer areas.  The players need a safe place to play.  This field, along with use of the new turf field at the high school when available, will provide practice areas and regulation game fields.

Our construction activities in 2022 will cost approximately $155,000 to build one regulation size grass field with water supply and underground sprinkler equipment.  To date, approximately $45,000 has been raised and/or pledged.  WE ARE SO CLOSE!  Please help us raise the necessary funds to complete this valuable community asset.  Red Lodge Youth Soccer is responsible for all funds to construct.  Thank you for your consideration.

Want to know more about this project?   Please visit www.redlodgeyouthsoccer.com, or call Beth at 406-672-5360.