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Mayor Warren Cuts Ribbon on New Soccer Field

Mayor Lovely A. Warren cut the ribbon on a brand new soccer field at Troup Street Park Wednesday morning. The soccer field was installed to accommodate the neighborhood's growing immigrant and refugee population. "Rochester is a proud Sanctuary City, and we believe our diversity is our greatest strength," Mayor Warren said. "While there are dozens of languages spoken in our city, and dozens of sports that are played, there is one that is universal. soccer. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It's a sport that relies on one's skill and creativity, instead of one's strength and stature, truly making it a game for everyone. I continue to be committed to investing in all of our neighborhoods, and creating opportunities for all of our residents, regardless of who they are or where they come from." The Troup Street Park is located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Rochester. It is right next to 1872 Café, where Susan B. Anthony cast her illegal vote, and the former AME Zion Church, a stop on the Underground Railroad where Frederick Douglass published the North Star. The field will be available for community use, and serve as a practice site for the Rochester City Soccer League, which provides opportunities for children and young adults ages 5 to 23 to have fun, make friends and build character through soccer. In Rochester, more than 61,000 people were born in another country, with residents coming from more than 125 different countries, according to U.S. Census data. Players joining Mayor Warren Wednesday came from the Yemen, Somali, Karen and Nepalese communities, among others. 

Published: 7/10/2019 12:30PM

Updated : 7/10/2019 12:30PM  

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