BLBF awarded Grant for Meadowood Boxing Program

We are thrilled to have received a $2,500 grant from the Madison Area Sports Commission to develop a boxing program with the Meadowood Area Neighborhood. This is the work the BLBF was built to do! Stay tuned for more details as the program develops.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8/22/2016
Contact: Curt Lenz
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Madison Area Sports Commission Announces 2016 Youth Grant Award Recipients

More than 14,000 dollars in funds awarded to local organizations
(Madison, WI) The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded more than $14,000 in funding in its’ biannual
disbursement of youth grant funds. 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:
 Bob Lynch Boxing Foundation – $2,500
 Goodman Community Center – $1,000
 Madison Ice, Inc. – $2,000
 Madison Starlings Volleyball Club – $2,100
 Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District -$1,750
 The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin – $2,000
 Warner Park Youth Football – $2,000
 YMCA of Dane County – $1,125
TOTAL AWARDED – $14,475
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. To date, this program has awarded more than $270,000 in funding to Dane County area youth sports programs.
“The Youth Grant program allows us to be able to help community organizations who work so diligently to serve the youth in our community,”
said Chris Armstrong, chair of the Madison Area Sports Commission board “We are able to create opportunities for kids who will only benefit
from an introduction to sports and all the life lessons that sports can teach,” he added.
“We’re excited to see the wide range of organizations in this round of youth grant recipients,” said MASC Vice President Jamie Patrick. “We
can’t tell you how great it feels to help these organizations and see their efforts make a real difference in children’s lives.”
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.
For more information, please visit www.madisonsports.org/youthgrant. Be sure to watch www.madisonsports.org for updates on the next
grant opportunity.
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