New YMCA Outdoor Courts Project / Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars
We are excited to announce a wonderful community project that GRABA, The Thunderhawks Hoops Club, The Itasca County Family YMCA, The Pickleball association and the City of Grand Rapids are all helping create. This project will include a Full size outdoor basketball court, 3 four-square courts and 6 new outdoor permanent pickleball courts at the Itasca County Family YMCA site. While the initial cost estimates are not yet completed (est. mid-Sept.), it is anticipated that the total cost of this project will be in the range of $250,000-$300,000. Consequently, grant writing and fundraising will be a critical factor in bringing this project to fruition.
We need the communities help to see this project through. One very painless way has been identified to financial support this project. If you happen to be a Thrivent Financial member, please consider directing your ‘Choice Dollars’ to the Itasca County Family YMCA. Simply go online at Thrivent.com/thriventchoice and follow the instructions for Choice Dollars donations. You will find the Itasca County Family YMCA as one of the 30,000 non-profit organizations listed on the drop down menu.
After you have completed the online donation to the Itasca County Family YMCA, simply send Betsy McBride, Executive Director, Itasca County Family YMCA, an email notifying her of your actions and further requesting that your Choice Dollars donation be earmarked for the YMCA Outdoor Courts Project. The Itasca County Family YMCA has agreed to serve as our fiscal agent for this project. Betsy’s email address is; email@example.com
We’ve already received one donation via this method that totaled $597. Please consider this effortless and financially painless method of supporting this project since you personally can’t spend your Choice Dollars. Although it’s a small drop in a big bucket, many drops can quickly add up to make meaningful headway.
Other donations of time, talent and monetary are also accepted. Should you wish to find out more about the project and/or how you may participate, please contact Outdoor Courts Implementation Committee representative, Bob Holycross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your consideration.