Lions Club hands out grants
The following organizations will receive grants from the Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley for their 2017-18 programs and projects:
Advocates for a Violence-Free Community
Bits N’ Spurs Gymkhana Club
Boy Scout Troop 104
CO Headwaters Land Trust
CO Lions Camp
CO Lions Kidsight
Eternal Hills Christian Pre-school
Fraser Creative Learning Center
Fraser Elementary Kindergarten
Fraser Valley Library
Granby Play Days Preschool
Grand County Concert Series
Grand County Council on Aging
Grand County Historical Association
Grand County Pet Pals
Grand County Rural Health Network
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition
Grand Kids Childcare (Wapiti)
Headwaters Trail Alliance
Horizons Specialized Services
Middle Park High School Jazz Band
Middle Park High School Post Prom Event
Mountain Family Center
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Fdn.
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Run for Independence
Shining Stars Foundation
Winter Park Christian School
Winter Park Horseman’s Assn.
The Fraser River Valley Lions Club, through its Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, will award 2017-18 grants totaling an all time high of $42,600 to 34 local nonprofits and other groups working to better our communities. The checks will be presented to the organizations at a special luncheon on September 19th at Snow Mountain Ranch. The Lions Club’s annual call for grant applications generated a record number of applications. As usual, funding requests exceeded the funds available.
“Speaking for all of our hard-working Lions Club members, we are proud to give back this record amount of money,” said Lions Club President Roger Odneal. “This grant program is the single largest way the Lions Club gives back to our community.” The Fraser River Valley Lions Club raises funds all year long through various activities, including a golf tournament, management of the local campgrounds for the US Forest Service, Christmas tree sales, volunteering as Powder Partners at Winter Park Resort, and serving pancake breakfasts from the familiar big yellow trailer. All these funds go back to the community in three primary ways: through this annual grant program; in college scholarships to Middle Park High School graduates ($14,300); and through our vision care assistance programs for Grand County pre-school children, students, and adults ($7,000).
“We are so pleased that we can help so many organizations that work to make our community stronger,” said Lions Foundation President Bob Boynton.
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