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Park scholarship fund gets $30,000 boost

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Tuttle Family Foundation makes donation to park foundation

By Vicky Gits

 The Tuttle Family Foundation has donated $30,000 to the scholarship fund for users of Evergreen Park and Recreation District facilities and programs.

The scholarships, which are open to park district residents, are made available through the Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation, a separate nonprofit affiliated with the district. Since the program started, it has made available individual grants totaling $10,000, said Kit Darrow, president of the Recreation and Parks Foundation.

In summer 2009, the program paid for every special-needs person to go to summer camp, Darrow said.

Applications to the scholarship program are available on the park district website, www.evergreenrecreation.com. Open the home page and click on "choose form."

The program is designed for people who need financial assistance, and applicants must state reasons why financial assistance is necessary. Answers will be kept confidential.

Applicants can apply for three-month facility passes, league registration and classes.

The Tuttle family originally intended to help the park district built an in-line skating facility, Darrow said, but due to the high cost of construction, operations and maintenance, has decided to transfer the money to the scholarship fund instead.

Darrow said the indivduals involved declined to be identified by name.

Contributions can be made by calling 303-679-9117. The website is www.evergreenparkfoundation.org.

 

Contact Vicky Gits at 303-350-1042 or vicky@evergreenco.com.