Access to Recreation Receives Grant from Midland Rotary
Access to Recreation, a project of the Midland Area Community Foundation, received a grant from the Midland Rotary Club for the amount of $10,000.00. This amount was invested in the Midland Community Center’s new and universally accessible spray park.
In October, 2006, the Midland Area Community Foundation was awarded a matching grant through an Access to Recreation Initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in cooperation with the Midwest Community Foundation Ventures that is providing for enhanced universal recreation access for everyone, including those with disabilities. All of the Midland Area Community Foundation’s funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was given on a matching basis. The $10,000 grant from the Midland Rotary Club assisted in the completion of the Midland Community Center’s spray park (The Oasis, featuring Spraytopia), opening August 24.
“The grant from Rotary is truly an investment into our community,” said Jan McGuire, President and CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “The Access to Recreation Committee and the Midland Area Community Foundation greatly appreciate Rotary’s Assistance in working toward our goal of matching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s grant so we can continue to work toward expanding recreational opportunities to everyone in our area.”
So far, the Access to Recreation project has completed the ½ mile long trail at West Midland Family Center and is nearly finished with the universally accessible spray park at the Midland Community Center. Anyone wishing to learn more or make a contribution toward the project can visit the Midland Area Community Foundation’s website at www.midlandfoundation.org.