In line with the Atlanta United Foundation’s GA 100 project, Canton receives a grant for the construction of mini-pitch soccer fields.
In one of the most revolutionary projects to promote soccer in the United States, Atlanta United’s GA 100 plan aims to create 100 new mini-fields leading up to the 2026 World Cup in communities with little or no access to soccer facilities. On October 24, 2020, Canton’s Harmon Field Park started construction of a new mini-pitch soccer field. After partnering up with the Atlanta United Foundation and the Local Initiative Soccer Group, Canton’s Harmon Field Park received a 75,000 dollar grant to aid in constructing these new fields.
Other organizations based in Canton also received grants from the LISC and the Atlanta United Foundation. The Cherokee Youth Foundation and three other Georgia organizations in Austell, Bainbridge, and Brunswick, all received grants totaling $292,500.00 When asked about the grants, Canton mayor Bill Grant said he was grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful project. He also spoke about how excited he was for the new recreational activities that will be made available for the growing Hispanic community.
This is only the beginning of the huge project that LISC and Atlanta United Foundation are spearheading. We are excited to see developments in this soccer program, creating opportunities for children and adults to enjoy the sport that is loved by so many throughout the U.S. and the world.
If you want to find out more about these projects in Canton as well as the GA 100 project, you can visit these websites: