Rushville Parks Department in partnership with The Circle Fund, Indiana Futsal, and Rushville Futsal present the grand opening of the Rushville Futsal Court at South Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 28. The opening ceremony took place at 9 a.m. with the women of Circle Fund and the RCHS Soccer team taking the first kick at 9:30 a.m.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, officials from Rushville Parks Department, Indiana Futsal, Circle Fund, and Rushville Futsal spoke about the importance of providing athletic outlets for Indiana youth. Members of the organizations addressed community members who were eagerly awaiting the court’s opening, emphasizing the long-lasting implications of this community project.
“A few months ago Austin and Justin reached out to me with an idea to repurpose this space that has not been used for decades. I can’t believe how fast this project came together and now I’m standing on a futsal court that has been hand crafted and painted solely by Rushville businesses and organizations,” Director of Rushville Parks Department Dan Burklow said.
CIRCLe Fund representative Pam Hoeing said, “Circle Fund is a group of women that was established to support innovative projects that are responsible for community needs, partnerships, and collaborative efforts. We selected the Rushville Futsal Court to receive the 2018 grant. This project provides healthy activities for all citizens of our community; adults, youth, elderly, and those with disabilities in a permanent and public space.”
The CIRCLe Fund was the main donor ($15,000) and supporter. This project was also supported by Vectren Energy. Vectren donated $5,000 to help pay for the locally built futsal goals.
The following made this project possible: CIRCLe Fund, Rushville Parks Department, Indiana Futsal, Rushville Futsal, Vectren Energy, Stanley’s Paving, Sherwin Williams, Pamela Bliss, StarWeld, Pike Sandblasting and Powder Coating, Rushville Street Department, RCHS boys soccer team, Little Flatrock Designs, Mike Daubenspeck, Josh Pharis and volunteers.