The Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club is pleased to announce that it has entered into a formal lease agreement with the City of Livonia Parks and Recreation Department with regards to Jaycee Park located at 32500 Pembroke, Livonia, Michigan. The lease agreement will take effect on May 1, 2010 for a five-year term expiring on April 30, 2015, with options to renew for the foreseeable future.
Jaycee Park is an indispensable asset to our club operations and has been since our club was founded in Livonia in 1973. This agreement makes it possible for our club to guarantee our uninterrupted access to these important fields well into the future. The economics of the times are making many cities and municipalities consider ways to reduce operating costs. The Wolves-Hawks would like to formally express their gratitude to the City of Livonia and the Parks and Recreation Department for allowing the Michigan Wolves-Hawks to partner with them to achieve their goals while at the same time preserving what has, and will be, an integral part of our club’s on-going success. This agreement will not generate income for the City of Livonia and, as a non-profit organization, the Michigan Wolves-Hawks can assure our families that only operating expenses will be passed onto club members.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Wolves-Hawks will assume seasonal responsibility and costs for the management and maintenance of the Jaycee Park soccer fields. Costs for such services were considered before executing the agreement based on quotations solicited from various service providers. And while it will be necessary to pass these expenses on to our families, we believe they are very reasonable compared to what we expect to obtain in return for our continued access to the park and our management and scheduling responsibilities for the fields. We also firmly believe our potential loss or lack of control of the fields to another organization would ultimately cost our club and its families far more than the modest expense they will incur under the terms of the agreement.