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Indy Eleven & Indiana Futsal Giveback

Here you can purchase Indy Eleven game tickets and a portion of the proceeds will go to Indiana Futsal to build more futsal courts in Indiana! Remember to enter the promo code "futsal".

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    Community Giveback Fundraising Program

    Your nonprofit organization can raise funds while enjoying Indy Eleven games at Carroll Stadium throughout the 2016 Fall Season thanks to the new Community Giveback Program.
     
    Fundraising for your cause is as simple as setting up a checkout code through Indy Eleven and having your supporters purchase any ticket to any future game at "The Mike" via the giveback.indyeleven.com website. Our Community Giveback Partners will keep the difference between the face value price and the biggest group discount available, with proceeds earned falling between $3 to $6 per ticket, depending on the seating section.
     
    If you want to help out, continue below to see the list of current Community Giveback Program partners and the checkout codes you can use at giveback.indyeleven.com
     
    If you would like for your program to participate, please contact Kevin Kirkoff in the Indy Eleven Ticket Sales Department at 317-685-1100 x200 or email kevin@indyeleven.com
     
    Remember to type in "futsal" as the promo code when purchasing tickets so a portion of the proceeds can go directly to building more futsal courts in Indiana! 

    NEW SOCCER MINI-PITCH COMES TO INDIANAPOLIS THANKS TO MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL, THE KROGER FAMILY OF STORES, INDIANA SOCCER, THE INDY ELEVEN FOUNDATION AND THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Youth in Indianapolis will have a new play space to call their own, thanks to the Add More Play in Your Day program grant from Mondelēz International, the Kroger Family of Stores and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
    The grant from these companies, with additional support from Indiana Soccer and the Indy Eleven Foundation, was awarded to Arsenal Technical High School, enabling the organizations to install an acrylic soccer pitch to provide a safe place for children in the community to play. It will support life-changing programs that help kids reach their full potential both on and off the playing field.

    “This is just another example of how different companies can come together to make a true difference in the local community,” says Kara Farnham, the Mondelēz Shopper Marketing Customer Director on the Kroger team. “There was a need for a safe play space in this area, and with the help of Kroger, Indiana Soccer, the Indy Eleven Foundation, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, we were able to make it happen.”
    Located just north of Chase Legacy Center, near several other schools and a community center, this new 7,200-square-foot pitch transforms an area that was last used as a construction staging area for Lucas Oil Field into a safe place for children to play, learn and grow. Designed to last up to 10 years, the mini-pitch features a new surface, new goals, fencing and more.
     
    “In Indianapolis and across the country, children face an acute shortage of safe places to play largely because there isn’t enough space to create them or funding to maintain them,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO, U.S. Soccer Foundation. “We are thrilled to partner with the Kroger Family of Stores. and Mondelēz International to provide a quality playing surface for kids that will not only transform children’s lives, but also the look and feel of their neighborhood.”
     
    The Add More Play in Your Day program also allowed the partners to rehab additional grass soccer fields across the nation.
     
    “In order to provide more opportunity for all children, the Kroger Family of Stores was proud to work with Mondelēz International to create a custom “Add More Play in Your Day” shopper program, which ultimately provided children across the nation with more safe places to play,” added Keith Dailey, Kroger’s Director of External Communications.

    Rush Memorial Cup

    RUSHVILLE, Ind. (July 9, 2016) Rushville Futsal hosted the first ever Rush Memorial Futsal Classic tournament July 9 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Rushville Boys and Girls club. The purpose of this tournament was to improve the health and wellness of the Rushville community and grow the game of futsal in the Rush County area.
     
    The first Rush Memorial Classic was a huge success with tons of support from sponsors as well as the community as a whole.
     
    When asked about the tournament, team captain Salvador Rosales from the winning team Real Barcelona said, “We wanted to travel to Rushville to get the grand prize of Pizza King and play against some new competition. Overall it was one of the best tourneys we’ve participated in.”
     
    Rushville Memorial Hospital hosted this tournament as a way to spread awareness of the health benefits of sports programs like those provided by Indiana Futsal. The whole idea behind the tournament is to encourage the Rushville community to stay active in new and exciting ways, which is exactly what futsal is to the community.
     
    “It [futsal] promotes the prominent sport of soccer in rural communities. This program provides variety among the sports choices children have to choose from, which increases the choices of youth activities in our community,” said Jim Boyer from Rushville Memorial Hospital.
     
    The Rush Memorial Classic promoted heart health to the community of Rushville while also exhibiting the sport of futsal. Rushville Memorial Hospital wants to continue to support sports like this with the idea of keeping the community healthy and active.
     
    “Our community can continue to support and increase the amount of youth activities in Rush County, which will promote overall wellness.  The aim is to change the health habits of our youth, which includes diet, being active, and mental health.  This will reduce higher risk health issues such as obesity and diabetes, which are the highest health issues among our youth today,” Boyer says.
     
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    Indiana Futsal is a member of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF).  Indiana Futsal is the first statewide futsal association in the United States.  Through tournaments, leagues, camps, free play, and other futsal events, Indiana Futsal will grow its membership across both youth and adult age groups.  It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law.  Indiana Futsal is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational futsal development and competition.

    One-year Anniversary of Indy's First Futsal Court

    INDIANAPOLIS – (May 16, 2016) Indianapolis’ first public futsal court at Rhodius Park celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday. The festivities kicked off on the court at 1 p.m. on 1720 W. Wilkins St. to celebrate the anniversary of the court. There was an appearance by Indy Eleven player Nicki Patterson, birthday cake provided by Oaxaqueña, Gordon's Ice Cream Parlor, as well as participation from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB).   
     
    In December 2014 Futsal For Indiana was created in partnership between Indy Eleven, Indiana Soccer, Indy Parks, KIB, and the Indiana Soccer Foundation. These partners raised money and built the Rhodius Park futsal court from a previous under-used tennis court with the help of the Near West community. Their goal was to create a fun, positive, healthy, and safe environment for playing futsal all while incorporating the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.
     
    After research on locations for the futsal court was conducted by the Marion Adult Learning Class, Rhodius Park was chosen. Rhodius Park was the perfect candidate for a futsal court because it is a central location for schools in Indianapolis, which makes it easily accessible to the surrounding communities. The court was originally an unused tennis court, so by converting it to a futsal court the area is seeing much more activity than before. Lastly, the Near West side area has a high demand for soccer and not many locations to play, so a futsal court grants the community access to the game.
     
    Before any construction could take place on Rhodius Park the grounds had to be cleaned up. This was done in an event called the 2015 Great Indy Cleanup. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful partnered with the City of Indianapolis and created this initiative to cleanup and restore the communities of Indianapolis. More than 1,000 volunteers came out to participate where they picked up litter, planted trees, and more to beautify the grounds.
     
    Two of Rhodius Park’s star players are Cousins Jackie and Lilly Aguayo who are fifth graders at IPS School 49, located right next to the futsal court. Along with several of their friends, Jackie and Lilly play futsal on a daily basis.  Before the court was built there was very little access to soccer fields and programs in the area, now the girls have the opportunity to play on a daily basis and their game has developed as a result.  Jackie and Lilly have since joined a soccer team coached by their uncle and their improvement in skill and confidence could not be more obvious. “The new court has been a lot of fun and I get to spend time with my friends and play futsal. It’s so much fun,” Jackie says.
     
    A success story out of Rhodius Park comes from players who traveled to the US Futsal Midwest Regional Tournament at Grand Park in Westfield. Rhodius Park does not have a league, but a group of players from the Near West side of Indianapolis have formed a team called the Warriors.  The Warriors competed in their first competition, a national competition at that, and made it all the way to the finals against a very competitive team from Chicago.  Their opponents had been playing futsal for most of their life against competition from all over the country.  In a hard fought final game, the Warriors came up just short in the finals.  The Warriors represented Rhodius Park, Indianapolis, and the state of Indiana with great sportsmanship, hard work, and integrity.  The futsal players at Rhodius Park are truly pioneers for the sport in the state of Indiana.  
     
    For more information on Indiana Futsal visit indianafutsal.org.
    Contact:
    Justin Becht
    Indiana Futsal
    317-975-2012
    justin@indianafutsal.org

     
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    Indiana Futsal is a member of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF).  Indiana Futsal is the first statewide futsal association in the United States.  Through tournaments, leagues, camps, free play, and other futsal events, Indiana Futsal will grow its membership across both youth and adult age groups.  It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law.  Indiana Futsal is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational futsal development and competition.