A Traverse City nonprofit is moving forward with plans to give locally homeschooled students a place to take part in competitive sports.
For years the Traverse City Bulldogs Athletic Association has had to rent out spaces for their practices and games.
But that will change next fall.
The TCBAA is turning a field near the intersection of Garfield and Potter Roads into a huge sports complex for their homeschooled athletes.
Phase one is estimated to be about $350,000.
Board President Gregg Kubert says it includes two soccer fields, two baseball fields, and an outdoor basketball and volleyball court.
“We’ve been looking for a home to be part of the community for a long time,” he says. “This will really anchor our community. We have a really, really great group of people. And we prayed on this for a long time and it’s finally coming to reality.”
TCBAA purchased the 20 acres of land after selling a piece of land that was gifted to them.
They’re raising money for phase two right now, which will be their gymnasium.