Apr 5, 2010 7:06 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
The US Olympic Committee is coming to the rescue of cash-strapped Colorado Springs. The USOC gave the city a $250,000 grant that will fund youth sport and recreation programs.The grant will provide $125,000 each year for two years and will provide funding for a variety of youth recreation and sports programs.
Programs that will benefit from the 2010 donation from the USOC include:
"We are thrilled with this generous grant that will allow us to continue to reach out to our youth through sports and other activities," said Mayor Lionel Rivera. "We are grateful to the USOC and the participating NGBs and know this is just the start of a long and fruitful partnership that will benefit the local community for decades to come."
Participating governing boards include: USA Archery, USA Basketball, USA Hockey, USA Judo, USA Swimming, USA Table Tennis, USA Triathlon and US Figure Skating.