Photo voltaic panels donated to Forest Youth Athletic Affiliation | Native Information

She said the two are in a partnership, the club play under their umbrella and use their fields, but the club has a sizable amount of overheads that it pays each month for land and utility mortgages, which is roughly $ 14,000 per month.

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The association offers recreational sports for young people between the ages of 5 and 18. Sports offered include soccer, baseball, softball, flag soccer, soccer, cheerleading, basketball, and lacrosse.

The club at 3372 Thomas Jefferson Road has five baseball / softball fields, a tee field, a soccer field, three soccer fields, and three multi-purpose fields for lacrosse and flag soccer.

The 10,000-square-foot main office building houses a conference room, Ellis’ office, concession booth and referee room, and accounts for the bulk of the electricity bill, Ellis said.

On Friday, the solar company installed around 25 modules in the building, each of which can generate 320 watts.

Corey Argentino, owner of Earth Right Mid-Atlantic, said a job this size would cost about $ 35,000. He said giving back to the community has always been important to him and the decision to give back to the club is nostalgic for him as he spent most of his youth in sports.

He hopes the solar panels will help reduce the club’s carbon footprint and cut energy bills so the money can be reinvested in youth athletics.

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