Sac City Unified teams up to open new futsal courts in South Sacramento
Bank of America, City of Sacramento, La Familia Counseling Center, SCUSD and Republic FC partner to revitalize unused tennis courts, creating safe place for play
On Thursday, November 7, Sacramento Republic FC, dedicated its first community futsal court project in the greater Sacramento region, constructed to inspire the next generation to focus on health through sports, create connected communities through teamwork, and provide safe, fun spaces to gather.
With the support of the City of Sacramento, and the La Familia Counseling Center, Sac Republic and Bank of America revitalized two unused tennis courts and created a new space for athletes, young and old, to practice their favorite game, as well as encourage healthy competition with neighbors and friends.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Bank of America and encourage more play in neighborhoods around Sacramento,” said Republic FC President Ben Gumpert. “These courts will provide a new home for people of all ages to come together around the beautiful game – as well as bring a focus on health, fun, and community pride.”
The new futsal courts sit across from the Maple Neighborhood Center, a once-shuttered school site, reactivated initially by three nonprofits who use the site to extend and improve their programming.
In partnership with Sac Republic, La Familia Community opened play on the court with a special mini-camp for youth who spend time at the Maple Neighborhood Center. The club also plans to host future events including tournaments, community clinics and more.
Thank you to our partners for making this possible!