Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA), the longest-standing and largest youth sports program for the diverse neighborhoods of Port Washington, has embarked on a capital campaign to create a new walkway that both memorializes the families and supporters of PYA, and beautifies its Lions Field facility.
“The Walk of Legends” will be a brick path that connects the main parking lot to the field complex and will eventually replace the existing paved paths. As a self-funded capital improvement campaign for PYA, bricks may be purchased and custom engraved with messages of donors who wish to celebrate players, coaches, teams, and families in the community. Brick installation will begin in Spring 2018.
"With the expansion of programs and the increase in athletes at PYA, the Walk of Legends is a perfect opportunity to improve our facilities and further engage our community,” said PYA Executive Director, Brandon Kurz. “As a local not-for-profit, we rely on the generosity of our community to make a program like this come to life. This program has the potential to fund necessary projects for years to come."
The initial pathway, spearheaded by the success of the inaugural Harvey Cohen Legends Lacrosse Tournament last June, will extend approximately 200 feet, feature a newly gated entry, and allow PYA to install wi-fi service at Lions Field.
Bricks can be ordered at www.pyasports.org/buyabrick. Bricks ordered by February 12th, 2018 will be included in the first round of installation this spring. There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to mark the Phase 1 achievement.
Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) is a Better Business Bureau accredited 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to promote the exemplary development of local youth through participation in sports. PYA teaches teamwork and individual responsibility in an atmosphere of respect and sportsmanship. While PYA places emphasis on the development of sports skills, its primary mission is to develop character and an understanding of how participation in sporting events can prepare one for success in all endeavors. For more information about PYA and all the sports programs they operate for boys and girls visit www.pyasports.org.