By Miguel de la Vega
On November 26, at 3 pm, there will be an opening ceremony at the new Sports Unit public facilities located in the town of Nuevo Corral del Risco. Diverse sports contest activities will be held in which attendants from the community will be invited to participate; food and beverages will be available and all the facilities would be open for the first time for people to visit.
Total investment of this project, executed by the Punta de Mita Foundation, was above two million pesos. 100% of the resources were obtained through private donations thanks to the generosity of diverse residents of Punta de Mita.
Seizing the chance to support the community, the Punta de Mita Foundation, a non-profit civil association, initiated the remodeling project and equipment of the Sports Unit, together with a large number of donors and residents and after consulting with the local judge and the community sports board.
A professional soccer field has been built and subdivided into two smaller fields. Attached is a children soccer court and a soccer sand field. There is a jogging track around the main field, as well as benches for players, bleachers for 300 people, and around 150 trees and plants.
Additionally, a new fence was placed around the perimeter, new boards and paint on the basketball court, renovation of the bathrooms and facilities, and installments of new electrical and hydraulic systems.
The Foundation’s commitment to the community and the municipality is to provide the necessary maintenance for at least a period of three years to ensure the sustainability of the project. Additionally, a sports coordinator has already been provided, who in addition to coordinating the field and equipment maintenance, is developing sports training programs for children, youth, and adults, so as to promote the practice of sports and to provide technical tools for teachers, players and users. Permanent access to facilities shall be free of charge for everyone.