How to Show Your Support for the Swope Soccer Complex

Jackson County needs to know how important this project is to YOU.

Jackson County needs to understand the huge social and economic impact of this project. Relating your experiences with Brookside Soccer Club, and what it means to your family, could help.

Contact Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive, by email, phone or  letter:

  1. Email works best, but send it to either or both of the following in Sanders’ office: Calvin Williford (cwilliford@jacksongov.org), Chief of Staff, or Miriam Hennosy (mhennosy@jacksongov.org), Executive Assistant
  2. Call the County Executive’s Office: Calvin Williford (The main line for the Executive’s office: 816-881-3333) or Miriam Hennosy (Direct Line: 816-881-3329)
  3. Regular mail: Mike Sanders, County Executive, 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor Kansas City, Missouri 64106

What to Say:

  • Keep your message short, to the point
  • Emphasize that you are a Jackson County resident
  • Include your street address as well as email address
  • Voice your support for the new soccer complex
  • We have provided a sample letter below

Sample Message:

It’s ok to copy and paste, but adding a personal message helps. The most important thing is to add your name and address.

Dear Mike Sanders,

As a citizen of Jackson County, I am contacting you to support proposed 6th Amendment of the Winchester TIF.  This plan is critical in providing much needed infrastructure and fields for the Kansas City, Mo. community. Also, it would allow the Brookside Soccer Club (a not-for-profit, volunteer based youth soccer organization) to continue to grow and provide vital programming for inner-city and mid-town KCMO youth.

The Brookside Soccer Club, which has been playing games in Swope Park since 2003, has already had a positive impact on this community.  Some important facts on the impact of the Brookside Soccer Club include:

·         BSC provides youth soccer for more than 4,000 kids annually; from 77 zip codes, 120 schools and whose ages range from 4-18

·         More than 110,000 soccer spectators visit Swope Park annually

·         BSC’s move to Swope Park in 2003 was a significant catalyst to the revitalization of Swope Park at 63rd and Lewis Road

·         BSC is one of the largest recreational soccer clubs in the region

·         BSC leverages over 30,000 hours in volunteer efforts annually

·         BSC’s participation has grown 10% each year for the last 10 years