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On February 11, 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 the community benefits the Fargo Sports Complex can provide for the participants of eight local organizations. By partnering with local sports organizations like Red River Infinity Volleyball, this project also provides for greater opportunities for access to recreational programs for members of our community. 

Within the last two years, Red River Infinity Volleyball had close to 500 total athletes come through its program. Because of limited court space, Red River Infinity Volleyball must make cuts to its rosters every season, restricting the number of athletes who can participate in their programs. The Fargo Sports Complex’s additional court space will mean the program won’t have to limit its sizes like they do now and can include more young athletes.  

“The Sports Complex is something that’s needed. It’s something that’s missing. Last year we were about 250 athletes, unfortunately, gym space has been hard for us to find,” said Ethan Grefsrud, Red River Infinity Volleyball head coach. “To be able to have a place that we can go to regularly to be able to compete and be able to push the athletes to become the best that they can and not worry about where’s practice this day and where’s practice that day and what time do I need to be there. It would take a lot of stress off the girls, off the parents, off the coaching staff. I think it's something that the Fargo-Moorhead area needs.” 

The Fargo Sports Complex will make Fargo a more attractive spot for larger tournaments because of the increased amount of volleyball courts. The increased space will also help Red River Infinity Volleyball host larger volleyball camps and lessons in the offseason.  

“I think the greatest life lesson is that not only do you have to be a teammate for yourself, but you have to be a teammate for everyone,” said Haley Horner, Red River Infinity Volleyball athlete, “because in the gym it’s a team and you have to work together to get what you want.” 

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 Red River Infinity Volleyball. 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 & 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