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Staff Report

WALSENBURG- With a $60,000 grant in hand, Huerfano County Youth Services is planning to spend some of that money on the 2010 Youth Soccer program.  According to Debbie Shronce with Youth Services, registration for youth soccer is happening now.

    “We started registration on Monday, Aug. 23 and will continue until mid-September.  This will get us in just under the start date for the first game on Sept. 18.”  The games will all be played on the playing field at Greenhorn Meadows Park in Colorado City, Colo.  All the games will be played there every Saturday starting at 9 a.m.   

    There will be five teams to sign up for with each team being a grade level in school.  The soccer teams will be Pre-K, K, first and second grade, third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade.

    Funds from the grant will be used to pay for team shirts, hold a Pumpkin Bowl where teams will be able to pick their own pumpkins on the Saturday before Halloween.  The league will also hold an awards ceremony following the season.

    Last year the league, which is part of the Colorado City Recreational leagues, had 65 players.  Organizers hope to see about 100 kids participating this year.

    “So far we’ve received around $125,000 in grants this year and hope to continue our partnership with the Colorado Health Foundation,” Shronce said.  These funds have helped fund the soccer camp held at the beginning of the summer at the new playing field at the sports complex.  The funds will also pay for continuing the Youth Services Karate program.  “Hopefully we will see kids from both RE-1 and RE-2 in this program.”

    Call Youth Services at 738-1573 for more information.

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