Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Giving Hearts Day is almost here and the Fargo Park District Foundation is asking for your support of the Fargo Sports Complex project, an extraordinary building project that will address a critically unmet need for indoor recreation facilities available to the Fargo community. 

Funds raised on Giving Hearts Day will support the construction of a multipurpose indoor recreation facility critical to community wellness and the growth of recreational opportunities. The Fargo Sports Complex will accommodate many indoor sports, activities, tournaments and special events. Phase one of this project includes an indoor turf field, 4 – 6 full-size basketball courts, an indoor ice sheet, multipurpose space and an indoor walking track. 

As Giving Hearts Day approaches, the Fargo Park District Foundation is taking the time to highlight eight Fargo sports organizations and the community benefits the Fargo Sports Complex can provide for their participants. By partnering with local sports organizations like NDPRO Basketball, this project also provides for greater opportunities for access to recreational programs for members of our community. 

Within the last 10 years, NDPRO Basketball has grown to nine teams and close to 100 athletes ranging from 6th grade to the varsity level. The AAU basketball program is made up of athletes from North Dakota and South Dakota along with western Minnesota. Due to the lack of court space in the community, NDPRO Basketball currently has to travel long distances for tournaments. This would change for the better with the Fargo Sports Complex since the project will offer multiple full-size basketball courts.  

“If we can have college coaches from around the country, flying into Fargo to come to a complex like this and see our kids playing then we all go home smiling and that’s our job,” said Tim Jacobson, Director and head coach of NDPRO Basketball. “Our goal is always just to provide the best that we can and hope that they [the athletes] can be the best that they can and with that in mind you’re being successful, and NDPRO has been able to give that to all of us.” 

The Fargo Sports Complex will make Fargo a more attractive spot for large regional tournaments throughout the spring, summer and fall. The additional court space will provide organizations like NDPRO Basketball the opportunity to hold individual workouts and team practices.  

“I think that there’s going to be more opportunity to have more games and more practices,” said Lexi Klabo, an NDPRO Basketball athlete. “[It’ll] just be more opportunity for young players to just get out there and play.” 

Help support the Fargo Sports Complex by donating to the Fargo Park District Foundation on Giving Hearts Day! Your support benefits the community and partner organizations like NDPRO Basketball. Donations can be made from now until February 11 by mail (701 Main Ave) or through our Giving Hearts Day page.  

Scheel’s will match your donation to the Fargo Park District Foundation’s Fargo Sports Complex. They are matching up to $250,000, which means for every dollar you donate, one more will be raised to help make this project a reality! 

This project will have a wide-reaching impact for our community. Read more about the Fargo Sport Complex in our previous Giving Hearts Day spotlight blogs: 

Fargo Sports Complex & Volleyball: Red River Infinity

Fargo Sports Complex & Lacrosse: Red River Valley Lacrosse Association 

Fargo Sports Complex & Basketball: Upward Sports 

Fargo Sports Complex & Baseball: Fargo Youth Baseball  

Fargo Sports Complex & Soccer: Tri-City United Soccer Club 

Fargo Sports Complex & Hockey: Fargo Youth Hockey Association