While promoting soccer across the country, the U.S. Soccer Foundation nurtures youth development by building sports courts in underserved communities. The Foundation chose Competition Athletic Surfaces to install futsal courts in the Southeast.
"The Foundation believes every child should have a safe place to play soccer in their neighborhood," says CAS founder and owner Lee Murray. "But many kids, especially in low-income communities, don't have easy access to soccer fields.
"In response, the Foundation is turning vacant lots and empty school yards into state-of-the-art pitches. These small, customized surfaces are perfect for organized soccer programs or pick-up games."
Futsal, or mini-soccer, is played on a hard court by two competing teams of five players each. The fast-paced, low-injury sport -- that originated in South America -- is gaining popularity in the U.S. as an alternative to football.