The Syracuse City Council recognized Geneva Rock Products, Sunroc and W.W. Clyde & Co. at its November meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, for the companies’ work on the city’s new soccer complex. Earlier in the month, the companies came together and donated time, labor and equipment to grade a 35-acre dirt field just off of Antelope Drive in Syracuse. Eventually, the city will install sprinklers and seed the area, which will be turned into a 16-field soccer complex—something the city desperately needs, as soccer is becoming increasingly popular among the city’s youth, but there are a limited number of fields.

Shane Albrecht of Geneva Rock, along with Lance Greer and Dale Wistisen of W.W. Clyde & Co., accepted the certificates on behalf of the companies. Syracuse Public Works Director Mike Waite gave a report to the City Council detailing the project and ended his report by praising the companies for their contribution to the community. Syracuse City Major Fred Panucci said, “You can play in our dirt any time.”