The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach is proud to announce they have been awarded a $24,600 grant to build 2 Multi-Purpose Sports Fields in Bunnell.
The grant, provided by Rotary District 6970 and Rotary International, will provide funds for goal posts, irrigation, signage, dirt, sod and everything necessary to have two operating sports fields. The fields will be constructed and maintained by the City of Bunnell.
The project is being led by City of Bunnell’s Judi Stetson and the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach’s Roseanne Stocker. “This project will make all the benefits of organized sports available to a population of children who are underserved, at-risk and drastically in-need of quality extra-curricular activities.” said Stocker “Having the fields and an organized league in this neighborhood will change lives and build character, leadership and responsibility through positive role models and a new sense of purpose for children who are very at risk”.
Flagler American Youth Football has agreed to run the football leagues at the fields and provide scholarships and uniforms for the children who cannot afford to do so. The league was founded by Dr. Curtis J. Shalit, a plastic surgeon in Daytona Beach, and his wife Maria.
The project is estimated to cost $56,600 with financial and in-kind support from the following organizations: City of Bunnell, GW Carver Foundation, Flagler American Youth Football, Rotary Club of Flagler County, Rotary Club of Palm Coast, Sheriff’s Office, African American Cultural Society, and African American Caribbean Heritage Organization.