Community agencies have swung up some significant support.
The Vernon Funtastic Sports Society is providing $20,100 in community grants to five organizations for 2017.
“We are honoured to be in a position to build a better community through sport,” said Diana Williamson, Funtastic president.
The recipients are:
Vernon Track and Field — $5,000 for track equipment
Vernon Speed Skating — $3,500 for safety equipment
Vernon Ski Club — $5,000 for equipment
North Okanagan Cycling — $5,000 towards a new track
Vernon Kokanee Swim Club — $1,600 for new swim flags
As part of the grants program, upwards of 16 applications worth more than $80,000 were received.
This is the 33rd year that Funtastic has contributed back to the community through the donations and grant program, and since 1985, contributions have totalled more than $1.7 million.
“The purpose of the Funtastic community investment grant is to provide financial support to non-profit sport, recreation, and community organizations of a sports nature serving the Greater Vernon region,” said Williamson.
“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.”
The 2017 Funtastic slowpitch tournament and music festival is June 30 to July 3.