Skilled athletes to lend hand, and Shofield title, to Orland Park synthetic turf sports activities fields

With a fame already deeply linked to Orland Park, NFL participant Michael Schofield III will see his title on a scoreboard at a village park the place future soccer players will hone their skills.

Schofield and his partner, Kendall Coyne Schofield, an Olympic gold medalist, have bought naming rights for a portion of a redevelopment of Schussler Park in Orland Park, with the couple moreover agreeing to elevate funds for an all-inclusive playground on the park.

The arrange of two artificial turf participating in fields are part of a multimillion-dollar renovation of Schussler. The 21-acre park, 14609 Poplar Highway, has baseball and soccer fields along with a playground, tennis courts and sledding hill.

The park could be the dwelling of Orland Park Pioneer Soccer, and Michael Schofield, who most these days carried out with the Bears, is a product of the Pioneer soccer group.

He has carried out 9 seasons inside the NFL, and graduated from Carl Sandburg Excessive Faculty in Orland Park in 2009. He gained a Tremendous Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2016.

A Palos Heights native, Kendall Coyne Schofield graduated from Sandburg in 2010 and carried out baseball and softball as a youth. She gained a gold medal in 2018 as part of the USA Olympic hockey group.

The couple has agreed to a 20-year, $25,000 partnership that will assist the redevelopment of Schussler and requires a scoreboard subsequent to the model new sports activities actions fields, determining them as a result of the Michael Schofield III Sports activities Complicated.

There would even be life-size pictures of the Schofields, from youth to maturity, “inspiring Orland Park youth to dream massive,” in keeping with the settlement, approved in Could by the Orland Park Village Board.

Below the settlement, the Schofields will, by the use of their Kendall & Michael Schofield Household Basis, elevate money for the all-inclusive playground The premise was created by the couple in 2019.

Growth of the sports activities actions sophisticated will current kids “you may develop up round right here and you may make your desires come true,” Michael Schofield said.

Coyne Schofield said she hopes the sports activities actions sophisticated will help “blossom so many children’ desires.”

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau said having Schussler as a result of the devoted dwelling of the Pioneers group is a crucial step, noting the youth sports activities actions group has been part of the village for a half-century.

“There’s by no means been a area that has been devoted for soccer and constructed for soccer,” he said. “It’s manner too lengthy coming.”

Together with two artificial turf fields on the east side of Schussler, the preliminary a part of redevelopment incorporates the scoreboard, coaches’ area, bleachers, storage buildings and parking lot enhancements.

The Village Board employed V3 Development, of Woodridge, at a price of $10.7 million, for park renovations and the village has contracted individually with FieldTurf, for a price of $1.2 million, for the substitute turf fields, which are anticipated to be put in in late summer time season or early fall.

Amongst V3′s enterprise experience is the renovation, at a price of $2.5 million, of Orland Park’s John Humphrey Sports activities Complicated adjoining to the village’s Civic Heart.

In July 2022, the Schofields took half inside the opening of the Kendall Coyne Dream Massive Park inside the Misty Meadows subdivision in Palos Heights.

That park, as a result of the one at Schussler is supposed to be, complies with the federal People with Disabilities Act and is supposed to be all-inclusive.

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