In pursuit of our goal, GFLA leadership has developed a funding plan to bring a high quality synthetic playing surface to Leo Santabella. Stated briefly, turfing Leo will require approximately $850,000 which will be secured through three sources: a Fairfax County grant ($150,000); a short term construction-bridge loan from a community bank ($450,000); and an initial capital outlay to start the project ($250,000).
GFLA will need the full support of the Great Falls community to make this campaign a success. While the immediate task is to raise $250,000, our overriding objective is to raise enough funds to pay off the construction-bridge loan within a short period of time. GFLA leadership recognizes this project will require a major community effort and sacrifice, but we firmly believe the results--a permanent turf field in the heart of Great Falls dedicated to the athletic development and experience of our children--will pay dividends which cannot be measured in dollars, but in immeasurable benefits to the children of our community for years to come.