Contributed/Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society
January 31, 2016 - 6:00 PM
VERNON - The President of The Vernon and District Funtastic Sports Society, Diana Williamson announces the “LAUNCH” of our continuing community grant program for 2016.
Our mission is “Building a Better Community through Sport,” and we the Funtastic Sports Society proudly invite qualifying community groups to submit applications, available online via our website at http://funtasticsports.ca/about/community-grant/.
This year marks the 32nd year that Funtastic has contributed back to the community through its donations and grant program, since 1985 our donations have totalled more than $1.7M.
The purpose of the Funtastic Community Investment Grant is to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations of a sport nature serving the Greater Vernon region. Successful applicants will benefit from the Community Grant program with an emphasis on projects that will continue to support the growth of sport and recreation in the region. Funtastic is proud to be able to support local sports organizations through grants that cover such things as equipment and capital costs for sports related
In 2015 the Funtastic Community Investment Grant program distributed $30,000 to 10 recipients in summer and winter sports encompassing sports field development, equipment purchases, sports programs and physically challenged support program development.
Our Funtastic slo-pitch tournament and music festival showcase our community’s volunteer spirit. We highlight Vernon’s exceptional weather, recreation areas, sports fields, and top notch accommodations. This encourages participants to return each year to the benefit of local businesses. It is the #1 economic driver of the North Okanagan for the summer months and Canada’s largest Slow Pitch/music festival.
The 2016 Funtastic Event is from June 30 to July 3. With the music festival running evenings of Thursday, June 30, Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016.
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