Formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973, Indian Trail Athletic Association's purpose is to promote and sponsor athletics and recreational activities for the youth of the community of Indian Trail and surrounding area. The first directors of ITAA were Luke Wood, Patricia Hauser, JoAnne Lette, Jack McManus, Cecil Rogers, Pete Deal, and Dot McKee.
Mr. Cecil Rogers (affectionately known as Mr. Cecil) donated the original piece of property for the first ball field (field #1 - Babe Ruth field) - the birth of Edna Love Park (named for Mr. Cecil's wife Edna Love Boyd Rogers). In October of 1973, ITAA begin purchasing land from Mr. & Mrs. Rogers, their children, and grandchildren as well as Keith and Julia Williams.
Today, Edna Love Park is approximately 24 acres in size. Today, thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Rogers and the founding fathers for the strong foundation set in 1972, ITAA will begin its 35th spring season at Edna Love Park in April 2007. ITAA, a nonprofit, private, volunteer organization is dedicated to developing better citizens by providing properly supervised sports, year round, for youths ages 5 through 15 years of age. There are now more than 60 teams competing at any one time throughout the year in baseball, soccer, softball, basketball, and cheerleading. Promoting what is good for youth has been and continues to be the guiding principle of the ITAA program which teaches basic skills, mental and physical development, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. The membership of ITAA owns and operates Edna Love Park, which is self-supported through fees, fundraisers, sponsorships, and concessions. ITAA receives a yearly donation from the Town of Indian Trail but is not affiliated with the town. ITAA also applies for matching grants (for capital improvements) through Union County Parks and Recreation.
ITAA is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors elected by the general membership in August of each year.