Just the Facts

WHAT:

A 60,000-square-foot, two-story, indoor recreation facility with the following program venues:
• Four indoor multi-use, full-size athletic courts
• Elevated two-lane walking track
• Community meeting area
• Lobby/waiting area
• Lockers and family changing rooms
• Administrative offices
• Concession stand

A 38-acre outdoor athletic field complex including:
• 16 multi-use athletic fields for all age levels of soccer, baseball, softball, football and lacrosse
• Walking/running trail around the perimeter of the property
• Barrier-free (handicapped accessible playground)
• Concession/rest room facility

WHY:

◊There are very few locally available places where children can practice basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse while participating in league play and regional tournaments. The Frankenmuth Recreation Center will go long way in providing a convenient, local solution to the problem.

◊ The Center will add significantly to the quality of life for families currently living in Frankenmuth as well attracting young families thinking about relocating to our area.

◊The Center will provide a much-needed indoor and outdoor facility where adults, seniors and families can recreate and walk/exercise.

◊ The Center will provide a significant economic impact, enhancing property values and bringing a projected $1.4 mil to our local economy from hosting just 12 indoor tournaments per year (based on a recent study by Michigan State University). The study also estimates that 25 full-time jobs will be created. All this provides relief for taxpayers as more money is generated through the activities at the center.

HOW: A $3.625,000 mill levy, set for a vote this August. A $2.95 mil capital campaign will secure the rest of the funds needed to build the Frankenmuth Recreation Center through individual/corporate donations, service club contributions, foundation awards, land, local, state and federal grants. Our winning goal is to have no debt financing for this project.

WHERE: An option has been signed by the Frankenmuth Youth Sports Association to purchase 47 acres of land within the city limits. This ideal location is in the north end of town in a residential-commercial area off M-83. Specifically, the site is east of Kroger’s Grocery Store and West of Frank Road.

WHO:
• Sponsoring Organization: The Frankenmuth Youth Sports Association (FYSA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is leading the campaign

• Campaign Steering Committee: General Campaign Co-Chairs, Lyle Davis and G. Grossi; Tony D’anna, Leone Koester, Steve Kueffner, Brian McLeod, David Pendleton, Bill Parlberg, Chris Rittmueller (FYSA Board Chair), Vickie Schmitzer, and Al Zehnder.

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