VASHON, Wash.— It was a big moment in the fall of 2012 when a red ribbon-cutting ceremony announced the opening of new soccer fields on Vashon Island.
The Beachcomber reported: On Sunday the Vashon Park District held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its partially completed fields complex by the Harbor School. After parks commissioner Joe Wald and some kids cut the ribbon, the field then opened to play for the youngest members of Vashon’s soccer club.
“There have been challenges along the way, but I have to say, the blue skies have opened up,” a smiling park district commissioner David Hackett told the gathering.
Many of the young players, their parents and coaches were pleased by the soft and level expanse of green grass.
“I think it looks fantastic,” said Kevin Wing, who oversees the U8 and U10 teams. “The project’s half complete. Let’s finish the deal.”
Vashon Soccer Club posted: Dear Vashon Soccer Community: Thank you! The Vashon Parks Department opened phase 1 of the new Vashon Fields, north of town, on Oct 21, thanks to your generous contributions toward this project. The fields project has had plenty of challenges to date and further work remains. We’ll be partnering with you all again in the future, as we continue to support the completion of this great community asset. But meanwhile, we all enjoyed a beautiful Fall Sunday on Oct 21, with hundreds of Vashon families and kids sharing these great new fields. Thank you all! Come out and see some youth soccer the new fields for the next few Sundays.