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A Generator for Local Soccer Fields Gives Libby an Economic Boost

  • Local Champion: Kootenai Rapids Soccer Club/LCYSA
  • Date Funded: May 9, 2023
  • Grant Amount: $8,500

While Libby hosts tournaments for many northwest Montana sports teams thanks to its central location, soccer isn’t one of them. That’s because the soccer fields at J Neals Park, where tournaments would be played, lack a scoreboard and electricity to power lights that would let teams play later in the day. Not hosting tournaments has an economic impact on the town because tournaments bring in out-of-towner who spend money at hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and more. Running electricity to the field would cost more than $30,000, so volunteers for the Lincoln County Youth Soccer Association came up with a different idea: A generator that should provide enough juice to power lights and a scoreboard, allowing local soccer clubs to host regional tournaments and provide an economic boost to Libby. LOR’s funding will help purchase the generator.

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