City First Lady Chirlane McCray, alongside community leaders and stakeholders on Thursday unveiled the newest group of mini soccer pitches across the five boroughs as part of the New York City Soccer Initiative— a public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, New York City Football Club, U.S. Soccer Foundation, adidas, and Etihad Airways, to build and maintain 50 mini-pitches in the city over five years and expand free soccer programming to 10,000 young New Yorkers.
In Woodhaven, Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven; far l.) and Community Board 9 Chairman Kenichi Wilson (second from l.) helped cut the ribbon on a brand new mini pitch at Equity Playground on 88th Avenue.
“This is a great addition to our community,” Miller said. “It is important for children to stay active during the school year; the soccer pitch’s placement next to PS 60 will do just that.”
Photo Courtesy of Assemblyman Miller’s Office