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

In its presentation, representatives of AYSA said it will be leasing property at Grover Nelson Park for $1.00 per year. With that land, the plan is to design and develop 10 outdoor sports facilities.

Map of plans for AYSA sports fields (Via Abilene City Council and Abilene Youth Sports Authority)

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

“We’re thankful, for one, they see the vision of what youth sports can become and give our kids here to play locally,” said Brandon Osborne, Executive Director for AYSA. “But also provides us the opportunity to get teams from all over the State of Texas to come in and experience Abilene. So its a great effort for Abilene.”

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