Iron Senergy Donates Land For Community Park
Waynesburg, PA – A Waynesburg- based mining company donated land to Franklin Township for use at the newly named Franklin Township Iron Senergy Park located at 252 Jefferson Road. The donation, valued at over $260,000, will support the current activities at the 15 acre park that include soccer fields, a walking track, a recreational boat launch and fishing.
“This extremely generous donation from Iron Senergy will assure that the Franklin Township Community and our residents will have access to a quality recreation. By replacing the existing long-term lease on the park property with the formal deed transfer, Franklin Township is afforded the opportunity to secure grant funding for future upgrades to the facilities at Franklin Township Iron Senergy Park,” said Franklin Township Supervisor Chairman Corbly L. Orndorff.
The site is currently used by Greene County United Soccer Club. GCUSC provides instruction, enjoyment, and competition in the sport of soccer to the youth of Greene County. Over 275 kids signed up for the fall season, so this complex is a welcome place for them to learn and grow.
Steve Hogue from GCUSC would like to thank Iron Senergy for their generous donation and the Franklin Township Supervisors for their continuing commitment to youth soccer and to this organization. According to Steve, “This donation ensures that the children of Greene County will have a great soccer facility for years and years to come.”
According to Iron Senergy’s Jeremy Rafferty, this complex has personal meaning as “my two daughters started playing soccer with GCUSC, the park is close to home and will help instill a love for this great game with kids in the area. I’m proud to be a part of a company that is willing to do so much for its community!”
Iron Senergy is an independent energy company committed to the highest operational standards in the production of coal and energy. The company owns and operates the Cumberland Mine, an underground longwall mine located in Greene County that produces approximately 6-7 million tons of clean coal per year. The Cumberland Mine has a dedicated workforce of approximately 700 individuals, including miners represented by Local 2300 of the United Mine Workers of America. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Iron Senergy is built on a foundation of safety, quality, technology, innovation and integrity.
GCUSC is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing instruction, enjoyment and competition in the sport of soccer to the youth of Greene County. Our organizational goal is to promote the opportunity for all youth 19 years of age or younger in Greene County to participate in the game of soccer, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, or sexual orientation while focusing on sportsmanship, character development, physical development, social development, and the welfare of the participating youth, all with the intention of producing confident, involved, and productive members of society.