ARIZONA SPORTS AND TOURISM AUTHORITY AWARDS $2.4 MILLION TO SUPPORT YOUTH & AMATEUR SPORTS IN MARICOPA COUNTY

Jan 08, 2016

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ARIZONA SPORTS AND TOURISM AUTHORITY AWARDS $2.4 MILLION TO SUPPORT YOUTH & AMATEUR SPORTS IN MARICOPA COUNTY


GLENDALE- The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) voted to award $2.4 million to 23 organizations that promote youth and amateur sports programs in Maricopa County.

The grants will help fund an array of projects, including an archery range at Glendale Heroes Regional Park, a new gymnasium for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix and a renovated baseball playing surface for special needs children at Miracle League of Arizona’s Ballpark in Scottsdale.

Since its inception in 2001, AZSTA has distributed over $16 million to help pay for more than 245 projects across Maricopa County through its Youth & Amateur Sports grants.

“AZSTA is proud to support these deserving organizations and continue to deliver on the promise made to voters who approved the passing of proposition 302 in 2000,” AZSTA Board Chairman David Eberhart said. “These grants have made a difference in the lives of Arizonans and we are pleased to fulfill the intent of our enabling legislation.”

Grant recipients demonstrated financial need, leveraged funding, community partnerships and a benefit to a local community in Maricopa County. 

2016 Biennial Grant Award Recipients


Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped Arete Preparatory Academy
Balsz Elementary School District   Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix
Town of Fountain Hills    Town of Gila Bend
City of Glendale     Hunkapi Programs
ICAN      Miracle League of Arizona
Nadaburg School District    One Step Beyond
Paradise Schools     Trivium Preparatory Academy
Upward Foundation    Valley of the Sun YMCA
Veritas Preparatory Academy   Avondale Elementary School District
City of Peoria     Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
Phoenix Children’s Hospital    City of Scottsdale
Torah Day School of Phoenix


About Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority: Formed as a result of voter approval of Prop. 302 in November 2000, AZSTA is responsible for owning and operating University of Phoenix Stadium; funding tourism promotion in Maricopa County; funding the construction and renovation of Cactus League Spring Training facilities; and funding youth and amateur sports projects and programs.  For more information about the Youth & Amateur Sports Grant Program, please contact AZSTA at 623.433.7500 or visit www.az-sta.com.

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