FRAMINGHAM – Framingham United Soccer Club (FUSC) games and practices will end by 6;30 p.m., after the Massachusetts Department of Public Health classified Framingham’s EEE risk to “Critical” and the Framingham Board of Health voted to “prohibit outdoor events from dusk to dawn in all City-owned facilities.”
“The health and safety of FUSC players, coaches and families is our number one priority,” wrote FUSC President David Maniscalco “The Club is working with Framingham Parks and Recreation regarding the safety of FUSC soccer activities in light of the EEE risk in our area.”
“FUSC has responded to the increased risk by requiring all practices and games be completed by 6:30 pm and all players, coaches and parents be off the fields before dusk” wrote Maniscalco to families. “FUSC has also made available to all coaches 25% deet bug repellent for players (recommended % deet) and 40% for adult volunteers. “
“We encourage each family to make their own choice about their child’s participation in FUSC soccer activities. Please communicate directly with your child’s coach,” added the FUSC president.
Framingham United Soccer Club, FUSC, was established as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation on May 1st, 1975.
Under the charter, the Club is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian organization whose purpose is to foster and assist the development of soccer and to promote and encourage social, civic, educational and athletic activities.
FUSC is organized and run on a voluntary basis by dedicated people who have an interest in soccer, wish to promote the development of the sport, and want to provide a structured but enjoyable activity for its member players.
FUSC offers regular fall and spring soccer programs to Framingham residents.
Petroni Media Company photo from a FUSC tourney