Botetourt Parks & Recreation has been awarded a $9,500 grant from the Community Catalyst Funds of Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia. The grant will allow the purchase of new soccer nets and batting cages at several Botetourt County athletic fields.
“Children have experienced a tough year adapting to COVID-19, virtual learning, and being unable to play sports. We are excited to offer sports programming in the fall and welcome children back to the fields with new nets on our goals and batting cages,” says Parks and Recreation Director Mandy Adkins.
Community Foundations began nationally in 1914 and are publicly supported, 501(c)(3) philanthropic organizations that hold, administer, invest and make grants from both endowed and non-endowed funds established by individuals, families and others.
Community Foundation was established in Roanoke in 1988. Today, they administer many hundreds of named endowment funds ranging in size from a minimum of $10,000 to millions of dollars. To date, donors have also committed very significant resources to the Foundation through future estate gifts. For more information, visit: https://www.cfwesternva.org/.