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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Botetourt County Announces Recreation Incentive Funds Recipients

Recreation Incentive Fund Grant Announcement

Botetourt County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Recreation Incentive Funds.  This award-winning program offers matching funds to community service groups, individuals and businesses wishing to make recreation-related capital improvements on publicly owned property.  $33,923.88 was awarded to eight county organizations, including non-profit entities and local Botetourt County Public Schools. 

“This year’s recipients showed creativity, ingenuity and strategy.  The winning projects will improve recreational programs for our entire county,” says Parks and Recreation Director Mandy Adkins.

This year’s recipients are as follows:

Organization

Description

Total Project Cost

Funds Requested 

Addy Grace Foundation

Friendship Swings

$17,294.78

$8,647

Compress & Shock Foundation

New AED & community training

$2,125

$1,063

Lord Botetourt High School

Batting cage net

$1,149.80

$574.90

Noah Boucher, Eagle Scout Project

Six new picnic tables 

$1,000

$500

Read Mountain Middle School

New gymnasium scoreboard

$8,667.95

$4,338.98

Town of Buchanan

Town Park improvements

$10,622.48

$5,000

Town of Troutville

Purchase & install of senior fitness equipment

$12,000

$6,000

Colonial Elementary School

New outdoor playground equipment

$15,623.97

$7,800

 

Nine organizations applied for funding. The Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed applications and made recommendations for awards that met the criteria for funding.  Projects were then approved by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors.

 Since the program’s inception in 1998, the grant has led to over $2 million worth of improvements to County property. Some of the completed projects include the design and installation of the James River mile marker signage and the installation of landscaping such as trees, shrubs and other perennial plants. Our local schools and booster clubs have also used grant funding for tarps for baseball fields, scoreboards and other recreation/sports amenities to help benefit the students in our community.

Automatic External Defibrillator Installed at Botetourt Sports ComplexToday the Compress & Shock Foundation installed an AED that was purchased in part by Recreation Incentive Fund Grants at the Botetourt Sports Complex near the soccer fields. Click here for more information about the Foundation.

Congratulations to all the recipients! Make sure to follow Botetourt County Parks and Recreation on social media and on our website at www.botetourtva.gov  to follow the progress of these projects. 

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