$10 million award attached to Abilene Youth Sports Authority expansion plans

ABILENE, Texas (BigCountryHomepage.com) – The Abilene Youth Sports Authority (AYSA) traveled to the Abilene City Council on Thursday to expand its mission. This plan comes with a hefty price tag with a goal of $10 million to be raised in one year.

In her presentation, AYSA representatives said she would lease property in Grover Nelson Park for $1.00 per year. With this land, it is planned to design and develop 10 outdoor sports facilities.

Map of AYSA Sports Field Plans (Via Abilene City Council and Abilene Youth Sports Authority)

AYSA said it needs to raise $10 million over the next 12 months to afford these developments. The authority has also requested $5 million from the city of Abilene for the project.

“We are grateful, for starters, they see the vision of what youth sports can become and empower our kids here to play locally,” said AYSA Executive Director Brandon Osborne. “But also gives us the opportunity to bring teams from across the state of Texas and experience Abilene. So it’s a big effort for Abilene.

Click here for more information about AYSA and its mission.

Eleanor C. William