Ward, Schmitt Announces $150,000 Grant for Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex

HARRISBURG – The Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex in Logan Township received a $150,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant today, said Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-79).

“Youth soccer is a growing sport, and Logan Township has developed a solid vision for this complex to promote growth of the sport here,” said Ward. “This state investment will help bring high-quality soccer facilities to the Altoona area which will attract tournament events that bring visitors who will spend money in the local community, resulting in positive economic impacts.”

Logan Township will use the funding to begin installing site amenities at the complex, including a playground, pavilions, bleachers, a netting system, picnic tables, trash cans, a storage building and utilities.

“This project will afford residents greater recreational options,” Schmitt said. “Once completed, the sports complex could serve as an economic driver through it hosting soccer tournaments. I applaud Logan Township officials for bringing this project forward and the Commonwealth Financing Authority for recognizing the potential it has for our area.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development, oversees state investment in projects that support and enhance Pennsylvania’s economic growth.

 

CONTACT: Nathan Akers