$75,000 donation helps Rockford Park District - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

$75,000 donation helps Rockford Park District

Posted:
ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Thanks to a large donation, the Rockford Park District announces a project to bring new basketball court will soon be underway at the Washington Park Community Center.

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford donated $75,000 for a new wood gym floor at the center. The gym still needs a new HVAC system as well as some other upgrades to be fully renovated. Leaders at the center say the court may not seem like much to some, but to others, it means the world.

"This is a gift. This is not a donation. This is not a grant. This is a gift. We see over 450 kids every year and our gym floor is not a gym floor. Its the nucleus of what we do every day. It is home to so many," said Community Recreation Manager, Danielle Potter.

The new court should be done by September.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.