Posted: Jun 08, 2016

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 State Farm 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:
Kristen Pflipsen
Bagnato Pflipsen Communications
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Bagnato Pflipsen Communications