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Columbus Crew unveils new mini-pitch at Northgate Intermediate School

The goal, in part, is to offer children in underserved communities a safe place to play.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Crew unveiled a new mini-pitch at Northgate Intermediate School in the Northgate neighborhood this week as part of Black & Gold Week.

The soccer team said the Northgate Mini-Pitch is the fourth mini-pitch installed in three years by the Club in collaboration with the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

The mini-pitch is part of a commitment by the Columbus Crew Foundation to offer children in underserved communities a safe place to play while providing a soccer environment that encourages unstructured play within local communities.

Along with the creation of the mini-pitches, the Columbus Crew Foundation will work with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to provide “Soccer for Success” programs at Northgate Intermediate.

“Soccer for Success” is an after-school program that helps children establish healthy habits and develop critical life skills through trained coach-mentors and community engagement.