Highland Groveland Recreation Association (HGRA) provides fun, family-friendly, affordable sports programs in soccer, baseball, and track for youth athletes that are not interested in highly competitive, year-round sports environments.
HGRA creates community through sports. It’s our mission to create low-stress, low-cost, sports programming for the Highland Park and surrounding communities that are not only beneficial to our athletes but the entire family.
Our programs are recreational, player-centric, and focused on creating a fun environment for our athletes and their families.
We know how much your families enjoy HGRA activities and we are doing everything we can to make sure we can be there for you this Spring/Summer. We want to assure you we remain committed to honoring the guidance and directives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health in regard to maintaining safe environments for youth athletes.
We have learned a great deal about operating safely since last season. With this enhanced knowledge, along with the rollout of effective vaccines, we believe that the 2021 HGRA spring/summer season will be a safe and enjoyable option for you and your family.
--Dennis Merley, President, HGRA
HGRA believes athletic competition brings people together and strives for a community that works towards the goals of diversity and inclusion. HGRA is committed to proactive outreach to unite people of different cultural backgrounds, genders, socio-economic status, and religions in the spirit of community-based athletic competition, sportsmanship, teamwork, social justice, and cultural understanding.
HGRA does not discriminate in any of its programs and does not tolerate harassment or abuse of participants, parents, or staff based on race, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identification, or economic background.
HGRA maintains an extensive email list of current and former HGRA participants, supporters and families. This list is the sole property of HGRA and shall be used in limited circumstances, including for recruiting participants, seeking financial support for HGRA and for the sharing of general information. The list shall not be provided to any outside organization or group for fundraising or solicitation purposes. All emails must be approved by the president prior to sending.