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Punta de Mita Foundation celebrates Sports Center groundbreaking – this Friday!


This Friday, July 1st at 10 am, the Punta de Mita Foundation will host an inauguration ceremony to mark the beginning of work on the refurbishing project for the Sports Center (Unidad Deportiva) in Corral del Risco.

The Sports Center is a natural community space in Punta de Mita. Despite its present condition it attracts women and men of all ages as well as many children. Currently there are several tournaments held on this very limited facility on a monthly basis. Organized by a community sports committee called “Mesa de Deportes“, they have been able to put together approximately 14 men’s soccer teams and 10 ladies’ volleyball teams from Punta de Mita and the surrounding communities. Additionally one ladies’ soccer team, representing Corral del Risco, managed to get to the final match tournament held in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle this week!

Several factors have facilitated this refurbishing initiative: DINE donated the land to the Municipality of Bahia de Banderas enabling this land to be permanently designated as being for public use; a group of local Punta Mita residents committed sufficient resources to guarantee the capital investment as well as to support operational expenses; the Municipality issued all necessary permits and agreed to having the Foundation undertake this project; the Foundation’s Chair and Board members providing permanent advice and support to the Executive Director, and finally the Community itself which has showed interest and commitment to participate in the operation and sustainability of this facility. Several suggestions by members of the community were taken into account and included in the final design, such as an adjacent children’s field, a water containment tank, bleachers and a walking track.

The project work will be completed in approximately three months, with an estimated finish date of late September. A Sports Coordinator will be appointed to be in charge of the Foundation’s responsibilities regarding maintenance and providing free training, advice and ongoing coordination with the members of the community, sports teams, schools and participants alike.

The Groundbreaking ceremony is an opportunity to meet some of the people participating in this initiative such as: members of the community, diverse donors and Foundation Board members. We will present the project to the community and attendants, introduce the selected contractor and conduct a ceremony to officially begin the project.

You are invited!

Appointment is at the Sports Center, located in Corral del Risco, 100 meters before the service entrance of Punta Mita. The ceremony will be held next to the basketball court by the rear entrance to the facilities.

For more information about this event and Punta de Mita Foundation work, contact:

Miguel de la Vega; Director Ejecutivo / Executive Director

Fundación Punta de Mita, A. C.

+52 (329) 291 5053

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