We're excited to confirm that the TC Track Club has awarded us $2,500 toward our signage project! We've been working hard over the past few months to offer our trail users an improved and more efficient way-finding system, and after some experimentation, we're confident the project will enhance the trail experience.
We couldn't do it alone. With private donations and support, we were close to our budget, but Tim Reicha's grant proposal to TCTC is going to be a huge help. It's also a great opportunity to work more closely with TCTC and the other organizations that have been awarded similar grants across northern Michigan!
Here's the full press release:
TRAVERSE CITY TRACK CLUB AWARDS 2018 FALL GRANTS, REACHES $1.7M IN COMMUNITY DONATIONS
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Track Club (TCTC) has awarded s total of $42,530 in Community Grants this fall to five (5) non-profit organizations to support projects that align with its mission to encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all.
The board of directors approved the recommendations of the organization’s Charitable Gifts Committee on November 12th, 2018. Seven non-profit organizations requested a total $46,280 for the TCTC Fall Grant Cycle coordinated through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.
“Active people from our region will benefit from this cycle of grants, many of which help to support projects that influence a large variety of people to get out and be active with running and walking,” said TCTC Executive Director, Lisa Taylor.
Grant awards support non-profit programs located in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County, that specifically promote, support, and encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all individuals.
Including the new fall awards, the TCTC Community Grants and Scholarships program has now awarded nearly $1.7 million since being formally launched in 2007.
Fall 2018 grants will go to:
Friends of Glacial Hills - A $2,500 grant will go toward funding a Way finding Signage Update of Maps and Trail Markers of trails used by runners and walkers at the Glacial Hills Trailhead near Bellaire.
Norte - Safe Routes to School - A $4,800 grant will go toward funding the new Wheelhouse meeting building used for running and walking programs, located inside the Civic Center in Traverse City.
Grand Traverse Conservation District - A $7,500 grant will go toward the Natural Education Reserve Boardwalk Connector, including construction of a boardwalk to be utilized by walkers/runners.
TART Trails, Inc. - A $10,000 grant will go toward the “TC-CHX Trail: Groundwork for Success, Trail Construction Project” to fund multi-use trail growth in the five county catchment area of the Traverse City Track Club.
Preserve Hickory - A $17,730 grant will go to support “Creek Crossing Boardwalk Bridge Funding” for Preserve Hickory's Comprehensive Trail system which utilized by the running and community in Traverse City.
To learn more about the Charitable Gifts program of the Traverse City Track Club, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Taylor at 231-631-2195. The Traverse City Track Club was founded in 1962 to encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all individuals. For more information, go to www.tctrackclub.com