FREDERICKSBURG AREA SOCCER ASSOCIATION HOSTS RIBBON
CUTTING FOR NEW PAVILION/BATHROOM AT FASA PARK
Walton Development and Management announces additional $10,000 donation to be split between Park Pavilion and scholarships for Girls Collegiate Soccer Camp
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (June 21, 2014) – With the World Cup underway, the Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association (FASA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the pavilion and supporting facilities currently under construction
at FASA Park located at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 2.
In attendance were representatives from FASA, as well as Spotsylvania Supervisor Gary Skinner (Lee Hill), and Kevin Crown with Walton Development & Management.
“We opened FASA Park in 2013 with outstanding game fields, but having the bathroom and pavilion will make the overall player and parent experience so much better,” said Pete Cinalli, General Manager and Camp Director at FASA. “The support FASA has received for this project has been overwhelming. In total, we raised over half the funds necessary to add the pavilion/rest room facility and we can’t thank our community partners enough for investing in our youth soccer program and facilities,” added Cinalli.
The Pavilion and restrooms broke ground in April and will be completed by the end of June. Sponsors include Quality Concrete, Garcia Construction, RCCI, Chaney Enterprises, Sheetz, Northeast Construction, Trussway, L.C. Smith Brick Co., Central Virginia Doors, Precision Doors, Blount Building and Remodeling, RB Electric, CR Horton and Walton Development and Management.
It was also announced at the ceremony that Walton Development & Management would be a key sponsor of the 2014 Girls Collegiate Soccer Camp. Walton’s $10,000 donation will be used in part to provide financial aid to players that may otherwise not be able to attend and will help offset camp expenses, keeping fees lower for all attendees.
“For more than a decade the Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association (FASA) has worked in the community to develop strong student athletes, preparing them to compete successfully both on and off the field and Walton is proud to support their efforts,” said Kevin Crown, Senior Planning and Development Manager, Walton Development and Management, East Region. He continued, “Congratulations to FASA and its players on the dedication of this fantastic new facility, and we look forward to continued success of its teams, programs, and student athletes.”
Now in its third year, FASA Girls College Camp which has a unique format and opportunity for local high school age student athletes to be trained by 12 College Coaches from multiple states. The following universities will be participating in the Head coaches from the following colleges will be attending the FASA 2014 camp: Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Longwood University, University of North Carolina in Wilmington (UNCW), George Mason University (GMU),
Winthrop University, Youngstown State University, Messiah College, Virginia Wesleyan College, Lynchburg College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Christopher Newport University (CNU).
“The Girls College Camp has been a phenomenal success, Cinalli added. Having head coaches from top colleges in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio representing top conferences like the ACC, Big South, Horizon is such a great opportunity for these student athletes. In addition to the on field training, there are daily Q&A sessions at lunchtime on each of the six days of the camp. It is truly a unique program and experience for the kids”. Cinalli said.
FASA Park hosts thousands of games throughout the year including Statewide League games from the Clubs Champions League (CCL), WAGS, NCSL & ODSL. FASA also hosts games from its own Classic League and Academy programs. FASA’s ASDL League & Academy has over 80 teams and plays in the spring and fall each year. In addition, there are United Soccer League (USL) Super Y, W20’s and Super 20 games played throughout the summer months and FASA hosts the Washington Invitational Soccer Tournament two weekends in August for boys and girls teams. This is expected to draw over 200 teams from multiple states.
About the Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association
Since its inception over 30 years ago, FASA has expanded to become one of the largest and most successful youth soccer organizations in the Northern Virginia region. The club has some 2,000 players on Travel, Classic and Super Y teams, and hundreds more attending FASA camps, academies and professional goalkeeper training. FASA teams compete in top regional and national leagues, including US Soccer Region 1 & Colonial Leagues, CCL, WAGS, NCSL, Virginia State Cup and United Soccer Leagues' Super Y, Super 20s, W20s and W-League competition. The FASA website is www.fasasoccer.org