College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) Modesto, CA 
a part of Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization
 

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Fundraising is starting for the Futsal/Tennis Courts Repairs in Graceada Park.  Here are the details. Also see the video below.

Are you a 501(c)(3) organization? Yes

College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA) is part of Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization

920 13th St., Modesto, CA 95354

www.canamodesto.org and www.modestoneighborhoods.com


Overview/background and audience or clients served: 

Futsal - What & Why

  • Variant of soccer played on a hard court the size of a tennis court. Five players/team.
  • Popular for all ages.
  • Using a smaller ball with less bounce helps the development of soccer skills.
  • With the demand and popularity of soccer, Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. 
  • Spain has implemented Futsal in all of their schools. 
  • It’s fun! 
  • Provides children outdoor activity enhancing their health, and brings players, families, and friends to the park.
  • Creates mentorships for academic and life skills; enhances teamwork and confidence.
  • No Futsal courts in Modesto or playing league.
  • Tennis courts in Graceada Park need repair and can provide the space for Futsal making the park relevant to today’s demand for soccer-like activities.
  • A central location is needed for a League that would serve city-wide its 5,000 children of all income levels. 


Objectives

Because of the popular demand for Futsal in the Modesto area, needed court repairs, review of ADA compliance, and repainting the surfaces of the existing underutilized tennis courts, the project would provide a multiple usage for the courts.

Project is overseen by the College Area Neighborhood Alliance (CANA), under the umbrella of Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc. in collaboration with the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department.

A Futsal court costs up to $25,000 or 10% of the bill for a normal soccer field, has little maintenance and conserves water compared to the high costs of the grass soccer field.


The following are the sponsorship levels: 

Sponsorships up to $999

Names listed on College Area Neighborhood Alliance Parks Improvements Roster

1,000 - 9,999 Logo on all material related to Futsal League & Graceada Park Tennis Courts improvements

Invitation & verbal recognition at Launch of Futsal League @ Graceada Park

10,000 - 14,999

Logo on all material related to Futsal League & Graceada Park Tennis Courts improvements

Invitation & verbal recognition at Launch of Futsal League @ Graceada Park,

Social media recognition

15,000 - 24,999 Logo on all material related to Futsal League & Graceada Park Tennis Courts improvements

Invitation & verbal recognition at Launch of Futsal League @ Graceada Park

Social media recognition

Recognition in press releases to local media

25,000 + 

Logo on all material related to Futsal League & Graceada Park Tennis Courts improvements

Invitation & verbal recognition at Launch of Futsal League @ Graceada Park

Social media recognition

Recognition in press releases to local media, 

Representative receives poster thanking Representative at the Launch of the Futsal League

Branding on all Modesto Futsal League player’s apparel


Other Benefits:

This project provides children and families an outdoor activity that enhances their health. We see our parks as being a part of healthcare in our community. This program is affordable to the underserved youth in our city. The children participating are mentored to make healthy choices, whether it is food, exercise, or fun time with family members. The process of playing on a team brings higher learning of cooperation and respect of for each other.


Impact on the community:

The impact for the community will be neighbors and children getting to know each other (even if they live across town) and will provide an opportunity of feeling connected and valued. It will build emotional and mental health, being able to play outdoors. There is a tenet that says if you spend one hour outdoors each day it promotes health. As a neighborhood group, we are seeing a need for our community to be healthy and feel connected and safe. Building these relationships through a sport and being in nature certainly supports this goal.


Success Measurements:

The Futsal League will keep records of attendance for each league. We will review the numbers to see that the league is vibrant. Just today as we were in the park working on our application a father a very small daughter were on the tennis court kicking a very small ball around. This demonstration today gave me a glimpse of what is possible, and what can be possible through the partnerships of organizations like Sutter Health. The courts are just randomly used now, and we will also take a survey once the courts are repaired to see how the use has increased. We recently sent out a request asking people who used the courts and how often. We are just getting those back. We can use this as a base to measure the increase in activity.


Thank you.

Today (February 17th) we were able to watch a demonstration of a new activity called Futsal in Graceada Park (See video below). Several CANA neighbors who signed up to be on a sub-committee for park improvements met in the park today to go over the scheduling of various park improvements in process. The Barber Family along with the assistance of Nancy Simas have spearheaded the repairs to the pool and splash pad and are looking at swim classes for the summer. Darrell Wilkins is working to bring Futsal (an activity to build soccer skills for our young players) to Graceada Park.