The Soccer Association of Columbia began in 1971 with its origins in the Columbia Association. An $1,800 loan from CA to SAC started the ball rolling and this organization was off and running. The club, which began as a pure volunteer operation, quickly developed into a volunteer/professional mix. That led to a board of directors, travel programs, clinics, training programs, coach certifications, national recognition, and large and successful tournaments. In 2004, SAC acquired what became Covenant Park, which provided a wonderful venue for its programs. SAC boasts many new programs and is putting together a master plan for future operations. In other words, SAC is here to stay.