Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Kicks Off “Round Up for Recreation” Scholarship Fund

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The City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation department has a scholarship fund to make fee-based recreation programs accessible to Grand Valley youth who reside in financially constrained households.

Parks and Recreation program scholarships have been available for over two decades thanks to the support from the community and the City of Grand Junction. These scholarships make participation possible in important recreation programs such as swimming lessons, summer camps, athletics, and other programs that provide life skills. However, in recent years the department has seen a large decline in grants and funds that have been used to support the program. “These declines have resulted in a 40% reduction in the number of youths served,” said Traci Wieland, Recreation Superintendent. “Your one-time, or on-going donation will help us make a difference in the life of a child, and keep the scholarship program intact for years to come.”

Donations to the City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Scholarships fund can be made by participating in the City’s utility “Round Up for Recreation” program which will be mailed out in all City of Grand Junction Utility bills during the month of June. You may either drop off or mail in your pledge enrollment form to 250 N. 5th Street. Forms may also be filled out online by visiting http://bit.ly/roundupforrec.

For more information regarding this program, please contact Emily Krause at emilyk@gjcity.org or 970-254-3875, or call the Parks and Recreation office at 970-254-3866.

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