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City receives grant for several soccer goals

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The City of Jonesboro recently received a grant from the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball organization that will help add some soccer goals to Miracle League Park and the TOPS soccer program at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

According to a press release from the city, it received a $1,500 Cardinal Care grant.

The 4-foot by 6-foot goals will accommodate small-sided soccer.

That is a more open-field game than traditional soccer with teams composed of three-player and five-player teams.

Two sets of goals will be used by Miracle League participants and three sets are designated for TOPS.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said the goals will provide another form of entertainment at the ballpark.

“We’ve never had them at the Miracle League before,” Perrin said. “This is a fun way to get people moving and a style of soccer that doesn’t require a lot of players.”

Danny Kapales, the Parks and Recreation assistant director, said the portability means these goals can be used at various locations.

“They’re easy to load up and take to schools so we can show kids how to play small-sided soccer,” Kapales said.

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