Latest News – March 8

Huck Finn Park Receives Grant from Daniels Fund

Last week, The Daniels Fund awarded $47,000 to Leadville’s Huck Finn Park Project,  inching the fundraising thermometer ever closer to its end goal of $870,000.  

According to their website, The Daniels Fund supports a variety of programs in the region including, projects that “expand opportunities for participation in quality youth sports programs that foster sportsmanship, confidence, discipline, and teamwork.”huck-finn-concepts 

This brings the project budget total to $750,000, leaving an additional with $120,000 left to raise. Funds will be used to build a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark, refurbished tennis courts, and a new building to service the entire park.

“The next few months will be critical as we await notification from a few final granting agencies,” stated committee member Carrie Mallozzi . To read more about the Huck Finn Park Project: CLICK.

March_Fundraiser_Huck_Finn_LeadvilleTodayAt the local level, the group has a fundraiser planned for Saturday, March 23.

The evening event will take place at the Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. and will include food from the Tennessee Pass Cafe, drinks, live music from the Leadville Cherokees, and a silent auction.  

Tickets will be on sale at City on a Hill. Please, come support the Huck Finn Park Project as it nears the fundraising goal and gets ready to break ground this Spring.

 

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