On May 16, the Juneau Community Foundation awarded its annual grant to the Juneau Soccer Club on behalf of the Irene and Anne Shima Memorial Fund, established within the Juneau Community Foundation.
The fund was established by Noel Shima, who has been involved with Juneau's youth sports programs for many years. The Shima Fund was established to honor the memories of Irene and Anne Shima, who were also heavily involved with the Juneau soccer community, and to encourage youth participation in soccer.
The grant award will help fund scholarships for students involved in soccer programs in the community who were selected by the Board of the Juneau Soccer Club. The Shima Fund annually donates to the Juneau Soccer Club to help fund their scholarship program. For more information on the Juneau Soccer Club and a list of upcoming events, visit their Web site at www.juneausoccer.org.
At Dimond Park, the 29,000 square-foot Dimond Park Field House will house an indoor track, turf field, batting cages, a concession office, and will provide warm and dry practice space for a variety of sports including soccer. Construction of the facility began last year, after the Juneau Community Foundation took on the project with the help and support of the community.
If you have questions or would like more information about the Juneau Community Foundation or the Dimond Park Field House, call 463-3223 or visit www.juneaucf.org.