New soccer shelters dedicated in honor of Oregon father & coach

OREGON (WIFR) -- The Oregon Soccer Program now has new soccer shelters for their players, but for one Stateline family building those shelters had a deeper meaning.

The Kleveland family unveiled the new shelters for the Oregon Soccer Program and the community. The family lost their husband and father Ken last year. He was a coach and supporter of youth sports in the Oregon community.

Ken along with his wife Jane said if they ever won the lottery they'd build these shelters for the community. While the couple never struck it rich, his loved ones matched his memorial fund and donated these gifts.

“We all grew up in the soccer program, the park district, we played every sport. Our dad was the coach and he was always cheering us on at pretty much every game so wanted to give back to the programs,” Jacob Kleveland, Ken’s son, said.

The Kleveland family says ken was always involved in all the athletes lives, not only his kids so they're excited these shelters will continue his legacy of helping out the Oregon Soccer Program.