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Published on Mar 25, 2012
On Friday, March 9, 2012, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade unveiled a new, first-class soccer field at its Hank Kline Club facility located in Miami. The FIFA approved synthetic soccer field will introduce the sport of soccer to the kids of the Hank Kline Club and directly benefit hundreds of children served by the Club in the Miami community. In addition, the Hank Kline Boys & Girls Club will also provide coached soccer programs for kids on a year-round basis.
The field was a gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Washington, DC. The initiative is part of the Embassy's partnership with the English Premier League soccer team, Manchester City Football Club, which first began when the Team toured the United States in the Summer of 2010.
The Embassy and Manchester City have teamed up to provide deserving children access to quality playing fields in US communities along with Manchester City's award winning and complimentary coaching and education programs. Currently leading the English Premier League, and 2011 FA Cup winners, Manchester City Football Club is owned by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan -- a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family.
UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba, Mike Summerbee, Manchester City's Club Ambassador, and hundreds of kids were in attendance to celebrate the opening of the field.