Field of Dreams
Turning Asphalt to Turf: Our vision for San Francisco is for all children to have access to high-quality sports and enrichment programs and safe places to play regardless of families’ income levels. Working with stakeholders at all levels, America SCORES Bay Area is on a path to install dozens of new soccer fields on asphalt playgrounds. This citywide urban transformation will benefit more than 10,000 low-income youth. To date, eight turf fields have been installed at partnering school sites to date.
The sad reality is that children in low-income public schools spend most of their recreation time on unsafe and unsightly asphalt playgrounds. Skinned knees and injuries are all too common. And many children, particularly girls, rarely participate at all. The good news is that we have a solution that can turn this grey reality into a field of dreams. For less than $10 a square foot, we can turn the page on unsafe asphalt playgrounds.
Completed projects: From top left to right: Cleveland Elementary School, Daniel Webster Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Redding Elementary, E.R. Taylor Elementary, Marshall Elementary, Bret Harte Elementary
Field of Dreams Featured Partners
San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.
Foundations ($50,000 to $500,000)
Louis R. Lurie Foundation and the Caerus Foundation
Corporate Supporters ($2,500 to $25,000)
Dodge and Cox, Interior Architects, Lowes, MLS Works, San Jose Earthquakes, Soccer Fours, The SAK, State Farm, Trumark Urban, Wells Fargo, and Zynga.
Hundreds of individuals have donated $10 to $10,000 to help support the Field of Dreams asphalt-to-turf initiative.
Pitch In to Help!
Every $10 donation = one more square foot of new turf field.
Our current crowdfunding campaigns to help build a Field of Dreams:
Martin Luther King, Jr Academy in the Excelsior
Sanchez Elementary School in the Mission
Paul Revere K-8 School in Bernal Heights