Fields & Futures partners with Energy soccer

Tim McLaughlin is a supporter of
local schools and founded the Fields & Futures Program in 2012.

McLaughlin’s passion for OKC dovetailed this week with Prodigal owner Bob
Funk Jr.’s own vision of good Oklahoma sportsmanship. McLaughlin was the primary backer for a plan to bring a North American
Soccer League (NASL) league to OKC, which would have been an Energy FC competitor.

Funk said in a press release, “it brings us one step closer to our
shared vision of bringing a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to Oklahoma
City in the future.”

Fields & Futures is an program founded by
McLaughlin and his wife, Liz, to provide funds and resources to build and maintain
sports fields throughout the OKC Public Schools district. The
program’s long-term goal is the overhaul of over 40 fields within the
city. The organization also helps with the development of athletes and
their coaches.

The OKC Energy FC will play its first game Apr. 5 at
Orange County. Its first home game will be played at Clement E. Pribil
Stadium at Bishop McGuinness High School, and the first home game is Apr. 26.

According to a press release, Energy FC will then play its spring
2015 season at Taft Stadium, which is  undergoing a massive
renovation with the help of Fields and Futures.

As part of the move to
Taft stadium, a portion of the ticket sales for the Energy FC’s spring
2015 season will be donated to Fields & Futures.

For more information about the team or to purchase tickets, please contact or call 235-KICK.

Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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