Detroit-based Neighborhood Service Organization, which serves homeless and at-risk individuals, will soon receive new artificial turf playing surface.
Austin, TX – Those experiencing homelessness and hardship in Detroit, Michigan, USA will soon have a new, top quality synthetic turf playing surface.
The artificial turf field will be located at the Neighborhood Service Organization, a non-profit agency which provides community services such as affordable health care, emergency help lines, youth outreach, and housing programs for homeless individuals.
Donated by Act Global and ProGrass, leaders in the manufacturing, design and building of synthetic turf fields across the USA, the new playing surface will be accessible for NSO clients and surrounding community members to promote neighborhood engagement, positive social interactions, and healthy living in the area. Previously, the center had no such outdoor playing field.
At a ceremony on Feb. 2, the NSO dedicated the synthetic turf field, thanked its sponsors, and recognized Detroit’s Team Resilience for their 2014 Homeless World Cup participation. The team of formerly homeless individuals has since moved into affordable housing at the NSO’s Bell Building. The Bell Building provides permanent, supportive housing for homeless adults and services such as addiction treatment, counseling, financial literacy education and more. The facility includes a health care clinic, gym, library, computer room, art and music rooms, chapel, and soon, a new artificial turf field.
Todd DeWolfe, vice president of sales for ProGrass, presented a joint statement at the ceremony prepared by the two companies.
“On behalf of Act Global and ProGrass, we want to thank and congratulate the Team Resilience Homeless World Cup players, volunteers, staff and sponsors and the Neighborhood Service Organization.
“We all know and understand how playing sports can have a tremendous impact on a person’s physical and mental health. Through the use of synthetic turf, we can give millions of adults and children around our country and around the world the ability to spend more time building themselves up and time away from the streets. The NSO, this artificial turf field and the Homeless World Cup are examples of this and will serve as tools for homeless individuals to change their lives while opening our eyes and hearts.”
The artificial turf field will be built and opened for community use in the near future.
About Act Global
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf and artificial grass manufacturing. The company’s Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Lawn products replicate natural grass for use in international stadiums, indoor sport centers, synthetic lawns and other synthetic grass uses. Its LiteEarth and AvTurf products add capabilities for landfills and airport applications. Act Global has four manufacturing locations in USA, Europe and Asia and installations in over 70 countries. Act Global is notable for currently being the first company in the world that is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer, IRB Preferred Producer, and holds an ISO 9001 certification.
Founded in April 2002, ProGrass, LLC is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Under the same majority ownership since day one, ProGrass has emerged as one of the preeminent names in the synthetic turf industry. ProGrass installations are located from Connecticut to California and Hidalgo, Texas to Barrow, Alaska. More information on ProGrass and their products can be found at www.prograssturf.com.