Whether it involves a new playground to swing in, a better bike track to do loops on, or updated gymnastics equipment to flip on, children and youth throughout the Columbia Basin will have access to new and improved sports equipment and spaces. The 24 projects are being supported by over $377,000 in Basin PLAYS Capital Improvement Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.
“Basin residents told us that investing in projects that encourage children and youth to get involved in sports and physical activity was a priority,” said Aimee Ambrosone, Columbia Basin Trust Executive Director, Delivery of Benefits. “These projects improve accessibility and expand the quality and diversity of relevant infrastructure and equipment to get kids moving.”
Blue Lake Camp
East Kootenay Disc Golf Club
Nelson Rowing Club
Taghum Community Society
Village of Fruitvale
In addition to capital improvement grants, Basin PLAYS offers grants that help coaches and officials get accredited training. Learn about everything Basin PLAYS supports at ourtrust.org/basinplays.
This initiative is just one of the ways the Trust supports recreation and physical activity for people of all ages in the region. For example, it also offers grants to help groups improve and build trails. Learn more at ourtrust.org/recreation.