Uniting for Youth: How Robertson County Transformed a Community Playing Field

Feb 22, 2024 | Blog

In the heart of Robertson County, a remarkable story unfolds — a story of community spirit and determination. What started as an idea led to an inspiring journey of how our neighbors came together to rejuvenate a community staple, igniting hope and opportunity for the next generation.

The Bransford area of Springfield has been a part of the community for over half a century. Years and years have passed, and the once community gathering place has suffered from aging, weathering and vandalism.

“The conduit to this project stemmed from the Robertson County Flag Football League bringing the 14-year-old team to the field for an exhibition game. Many local Bransford alumni were there expressing how great it was to see kids playing on the field again. Seeing how well that game went, and the response of attendees and players, sparked the idea of making Bransford our home,” said Randall Alexander, RCFFL President.

With the help of United Way of Greater Nashville and Hands On, a We Are Here Community Day of Action was set up on February 20, 2024, to support the initiative.

By the numbers:

  • 27 Field Sponsors and Community Partners
  • 90 Volunteers
  • 4 Hours Worked

Sponsors, community partners and volunteers converged with a common goal: to breathe new life into a cherished space for their youth, and by the end of the day, kids were playing in a flag football scrimmage. The field and court are now playable for the spring season, and RCFFL will use fields located at the Bransford Community Center as their home field.

This is not about picking up litter or grooming a field; it is a testament to the transformative power of community.

Thank you to all who participated, especially all the sponsors and partners below:

BJ’s Wholesale Club
United Way of Greater Nashville/Hands On
City of Springfield, TN – Government
Mike Os Pressure Washing
A & W Southern Sod Farms William Head
Slim & Husky’s
Choice Builders
Chick-fil-A Tom Austin Hwy
Dot Road Photography
Gateway Printing Center
Parks Pool and Construction
Shine Your Light Photography
Robertson County Sheriff’s Office
Level Up Dirtworks & Construction
Kiwanis of Springfield TN
GroundsCare Unlimited
Square1 Construction
Springfield Fire Department

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