The much talked about restrooms in Liberty Field received a boost when the Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce distributed a portion of the funds generated by its Pianos for a Purpose benefit.
The Pacific Soccer Association (PSA) partnered with the Chamber for the popular event and was awarded half the profits, $6,755, which will be used to help construct a restroom, concession stand and mechanical storage building in Liberty Field.
The PSA uses Liberty Field for its season league games, as well as a regional soccer tournament that draws teams from other cities. Organizers believe the restroom building will draw more teams to Liberty Field.
Tim Baker, Chamber president, and Greg Myers, Pianos for a Purpose chair, presented the check at the March 27 Chamber meeting to Phil Hardcastle and Mike Vernaci with the PSA.
Pianos for a Purpose was held on Jan. 25 at Pacific Eagles.
“The Pacific Soccer Association earned half of the profits from the pianos fund-raiser for helping with the sale of tickets and preparations leading up to the night of the big event,” Baker said.
The benefit is the offspring of the former Fantasy Night benefits, which brought more than $300,000 to the community and helped area not-for-profit groups complete their projects.
Among projects assisted by the Chamber’s benefit program are the Tri-County Senior Center, Pacific High baseball field, PYA fields, American Legion kitchen, Kiwanis playground equipment project and the Pacific Partnership plaza.