Youth Soccer Receives a Kick in Cortez | LOR Foundation
In-Progress Health

Youth Soccer Receives a Kick in Cortez

  • Local Champion: Tri-City Soccer Association
  • Date Funded: December 15, 2023
  • Grant Amount: $9,600

The Tri-City Soccer Association has been a staple of the Cortez community for years. The youth soccer league has created opportunities for generations of young players, while its volunteer coaches have fostered healthy habits and a love of soccer. Despite its legacy, the league all but went away during the coronavirus pandemic. The formerly vibrant association, which was supporting more than 300 players, went dormant for two years, losing all of its organizers in the process. A new group of volunteers has since rekindled the league, but they have been crushed by the overwhelming interest from families and players. The association has struggled post-pandemic to find coaches and manage scheduling, limiting the number of kids who can participate. Amid the interest and need, Tri-City’s board and volunteers came up with the idea to have a dedicated coordinator who could organize the league and grow soccer in Cortez. LOR’s funding will support Tri-City’s coordinator position in 2024, helping the league expand from 350 kids to more than 600.

This project was fiscally sponsored by Onward! A Legacy Foundation.

Contact our community officer in Cortez. Meet Nicci Crowley
More Health Solutions
Health / Weiser A Furniture Upgrade Makes Visits to Weiser Memorial Hospital Safer and More Comfortable
Local Champion:
Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation
Date funded:
February 6, 2024
Grant Amount:
$29,941
Health / Monte Vista Medical Kits and Chest Plates Protect the Public and Police Officers in Monte Vista
Local Champion:
City of Monte Vista
Date funded:
February 1, 2024
Grant Amount:
$11,500
Health / Cortez Emergency Kits Aid Volunteers and Improve Cortez’s Crisis Response
Local Champion:
Montezuma County
Date funded:
January 18, 2024
Grant Amount:
$9,830
Health / Cortez A Cortez Campaign Connects Supports for People with Disabilities
Local Champion:
Our Own Lives
Date funded:
January 12, 2024
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Health / Lander Specialized Grocery Carts Improve Access for Families With Children With Special Needs
Local Champion:
Lander locals
Date funded:
January 9, 2024
Grant Amount:
$2,644
Health / Questa New Youth Basketball Equipment Increases Pride and Performance in Questa
Local Champion:
Questa Independent School District
Date funded:
December 19, 2023
Grant Amount:
$4,760

Share an Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.