More than $22,000 in funds awarded to Area Youth Sports Organizations
(Madison, WI) The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 youth grant funding. This year, MASC has awarded more than $22,000 in funding in its’ bi-annual disbursement of youth grant funds. This represents 14 separate Dane County organizations and hundreds of Dane County youth. Youth grant funds are allocated to established organizations that introduce Dane County youth to the lifelong enjoyment and health benefits of sports.
The winning grant recipients are:
* Blackhawk Middle School – $1,500
* Boys and Girls Club of Dane County – $2,700
* Boys Westside Lacrosse Club – $450
* Girls on the Run – $1,550
* Lussier Community Education Center – $3,855
* Madison United Rugby – $1,125
* Mellowhood Foundation – $1,500
* Middleton Youth Center – $1,282
* Tri4Schools – $1,350
* Verona Lacrosse Club – $500
* Salvation Army of Dane County – $3,000
* Westside Girls Lacrosse Club – $500
* Wheels for Winners – $2,000
* Wisconsin Youth Company – $1,456
TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED – $ 22,768
The mission of the MASC Youth Grant Program is to provide opportunities for area youth, who may have financial limitations, to experience the benefits of sports. The MASC Youth Grant Program is funded by contributions from the Ironman Community Foundation, private donors and corporations.
“The Madison Area Sports Commission Youth Grant program has been distributing funds to Dane County area youth for almost all of its history. That is quite an achievement for a non-profit organization that is still not quite five years old. I am proud to be a part of this program and chair of the board that oversees the disbursement of these funds. We are able to impact so many kids in so many different sports, “said Doug Chickering who chairs the MASC board.
“We’re encouraged by the increases in applicants this year. Now in our eighth round of grant applicants we are seeing an incredible range of sports and organizations apply,” said Jamie Patrick, Vice-President of MASC. “We are excited to be able to make financial contributions to many of those organizations that will in turn make a significant impact on these children’s lives,” he noted.
The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is the greater Madison area’s official sports marketing organization. Launched by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2010, MASC is charged with elevating the recognition and awareness of the impact of sports tourism on the regional economy while serving the unique needs of the sports tourism business.