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Photo collage : Republic FC participates in monthly Folsom State Prison Outreach Visits ( top left ); Former Republic FC Forward Sam Werner and Edwin McMillan ( top right ); Kellogg ’ s & Republic FC donate $ 25,000 to Raley ’ s Food for Families ( bottom left ); SMUD & Republic FC team up for STEM Goals Board Game in local schools ( bottom right ); ( bottom row , L-R ): Maple Park Courts in South Sacramento ; Robertson Park Courts in Del Paso Heights ; Carrillo Courts in South Natomas
says , “ Soccer ’ s popularity is growing every day in the U . S . and in Sacramento . We want to promote that while also improving communities in need .”
Northgate Park in South Natomas . The courts , named after local soccer coach Art Carrillo , were the result of a community-driven survey asking for more public futsal courts .
Smaller than full soccer fields , futsal courts are ideal for many empty lots or as additions to larger parks . Sacramento Republic FC is dedicated to building at least one court per year and is already ahead of schedule with eight in place and four soon to be built . Those courts already in place are busy with matches and players of all ages all day long .
In 2019 , Sacramento Republic FC , in partnership with La Familia and Bank of America , completed their first two futsal courts , Maple Park Courts , in South Sacramento . The club , again partnering with Bank of America , next added Carrillo Courts at
The four futsal courts were created as the first part of a multimillion-dollar sports complex in Del Paso Heights . For these , Sacramento Republic FC partnered with many organizations , including the U . S . Soccer Foundation . “ These are really top-of-theline courts and will help reenergize that area ,” Moak says . Looking to the future , Sacramento Republic FC will continue improving communities with safe places to play , sparking hope and humanity at Folsom Prison , and welcoming everyone to Heart Health Park .
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