APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (January 7, 2020) — Eastview Athletic Association (EVAA announced today that they are partnering with Hope Fieldhouse, the Rosemount-based nonprofit with the mission of making sure everyone has a place to play. Hope Fieldhouse has completed the capital campaign to build a facility to solve the gym shortage crisis in our area and construction has begun and is set to open in the fall of2020.
“We immediately recognized the value of the facility to our communities,” said EVAA Basketball Board President Ben Goodman. “This is a great opportunity to support and grow our neighboring communities.” The facility will have four hardwood basketball courts as well as a walking track and fitness center that will be open to members of the community.
EVAA will use the fieldhouse mainly for basketball and soccer and has plans to host three basketball tournaments yearly at Hope Fieldhouse. It will also have access to the track, which can be used by all the EVAA sport programs as well as a state-of-the art fitness center that will be offered to EVAA families at a discounted rate.
“Having access to this facility will allow our athletes and their parents a resource that is much closer to their homes,” said EVAA President Marc Dannecker. “Like most communities, Apple Valley is limited in their available courts and fields, and our soccer and basketball programs are growing.”
In addition to EVAA, Hope Fieldhouse will also be home to the Dakota United Hawks adaptive programs. “The partnership with EVAA has been easy and natural from the start. We look forward to partnering with them for many years to come to ensure our youth athletes have the opportunities they deserve” said Dan Corley, Hope Fieldhouse Executive Director.
EVAA’s mission is to deliver a diverse range of well-managed sports programs to families living within the Eastview High School enrollment boundaries, as well as the city of Apple Valley. EVAA strives to provide a quality athletic experience to kids of all ages and capabilities with a focus on sportsmanship. It seeks continuous improvements in developing, promoting and administering youth sports opportunities and is proud to be one of the premier youth sports organizations in the Twin Cities. The heart and soul of EVAA are the people who volunteer their time, energy and talents.
For more information, please visit EVAAsports.org,facebook.com/EVAASports or follow @EVAAsports.
To learn more about EVAA and how to get involved with the organization, contact: Marc Dannecker at EVAAPresident@gmail.com.