"The way we look it is that these fields are such a community asset. They have served as a community asset for years. We want to keep them that way and if they were to become a private aspect or god for bid a development, really it is done at the expense of kids," says Roach.
Because of Roach's determination, the organization has raised about $70,000. But there is still a long way to go to make sure weekends at Knollwood Fields stay busy.
"This is valuable to us, it is valuable to our kids, it has been valuable and we want it to stay that way for generations to come," says Roach.
If MSA is not able to raise the money by the middle of December, it will go back on the market. The concern is that is could be developed into homes or villas.
MSA's hope is the community will respond with not only monetary donations but in-kind services to assist in needs such as irrigation, bathrooms, parking, and amenities typical of other quality soccer parks in the region.
For more information on how to donate, contact the Michiana Soccer Association.