For the Goa

Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, KS

City of Leawood

Jorge Blanco

2006; Dedicated September 21, 2006

Powder-coated aluminum

Venezuelan artist Jorge Blanco is known for his vibrant sculptures using primary colors to stand out against the landscape. His works are full of joy, optimism and humor to entertain the viewer.

The City of Leawood commissioned Blanco to create works to celebrate the athletic endeavors that take place at Leawood City Park. This work and its companion piece, “Run Red Run,” are the results of that commission. “For the Goal” fronts one of the many soccer fields at Leawood City Park and celebrates the children playing the game of soccer. When the two sculptures were unveiled, the children participating in Leawood’s spring soccer program participated in naming the sculptures.