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From Carson Spencer/City of BoiseDecember-2018-letter-page-1-two-pages-dragged-7-10
Something to Cheer About!
Treasure Valley Pickleball Advocates,
THIS IS VERY EXCITING NEWS! On January 24, 2018 John Sweeting, Co-Chair and Nanci Bent, President of the Hobble Creek Park Pickleball Complex Committee met with Paula Lawson representing the Boise Parks & Recreation Department (BPRD). At that meeting they signed an agreement that reduced the financial obligation of Treasure Valley Pickleball Advocates (TVPA) working to create the Hobble Creek dedicated Pickleball Complex.
OUR OBLIGATION WAS REDUCED FROM $100,000 TO $50,000. Both the Boise City Council with the approval of the BPRD accepted the change in the agreement. This change has a tremendous impact on what the committee has been doing over the last three and a half years.
In order for BPRD to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Grant, our goal $50,000 must be met. This grant will be a dollar for dollar match up to $250,000. Once the initial $50,000 is raised by TVPA, to take full advantage of the matching grant money, we will work together to raise an additional $40,000 through corporate sponsorships and grants to take full advantage of the matching grant money.
TVPA’s $50,000 + BPRD’s $160,000 = $210,000 + Additional $40,000 in seeking grant opportunities and corporate sponsorships totaling $250,000 which the Land and Water Conservation Grant will match and together will be the $500,000 needed to complete the project.
WE ARE NOW VERY CLOSE TO REACHING OUR MINIMUM GOAL. In the 501(c)(3) accounts, funds total approximately $40,000 and brick sales are continuing to generate donations. However, this project is based on continued pledges. We do have some amenities and enhancements that we would like to provide in the form of shade structures and seating. Therefore, continuing fundraising efforts are encouraged.
THIS IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO GET INVOLVED. Join friends and family members in purchasing one of the nine remaining courts at $6,000 a court or a water fountain for $4,000. The donors will be identified with bronze plaques on the amenities to which they have purchased. We believe this is an opportunity to create a legacy for friends, families and future pickleball players. Business and corporate sponsorships are welcomed as well. Every court purchased or donation made will allow BPRD to provide the type of enhancements that will make our community complex an incredible and welcoming sports venue.
The Hobble Creek Park Pickleball Complex will soon be a reality. Meeting our new financial goal as early as possible will open the door for BPRD to let some facility bids out later this year with construction starting as soon as grant funding becomes available. Hobble Creek will become a major attraction and draw pickleball players to engage in both recreation and tournament play from throughout the state and the Northwest. THE ONLY QUESTION THAT REMAINS IS: WILL YOU BE A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS COMPLEX? DONATIONS
MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 1, 2018. All donations are tax deductible through TVPA 501(c)(3) at:
WE NEED YOU TO DONATE TO REACH OUR GOAL AND MAKE THE HOBBLE CREEK PARK PICKLEBALL COMPLEX A REALITY.
Feel free to print or forward the attachments below in your efforts to solicit funds for this great endeavor. The Hobble Creek Park Pickleball Complex Committee thanks you for helping reach this financial goal.
John Sweeting, Co-Chairman Rhonda Reed, Secretary Carson Spencer, Co-Chairman Rudy Whittaker, Treasurer Nanci Bent, Committee President Terry Donohue, Treasurer Cris Bent Margo Hunter, Tech. Support
HOBBLE CREEK COMPLEX FUND RAISING COMMITTEE UPDATE
The Committee thanks the Pickleball Advocates for their support and donations to the Hobble Creek Complex. Our partner, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department (BP&R), continues to support this project, as indicated in the email which Director Doug Holloway sent on November 14, 2017. He stated that once we raise the necessary $100,000.00, the BPR would apply for the Land and Water Conservation grant. The bid process would begin in spring 2019 with projected completion for August/September.
With the help of BP&R a plan has been designed for 12 dedicated Pickleball courts and 2 dual-purpose Tennis/Pickleball courts. The site will be the area behind the West YMCA at Hobble Creek Park. It will allow for the growth of Pickleball in the Treasure Valley and attract tournament play.
During the past two years the seven member Fund Raising Committee has contacted the top 100 corporations in Idaho. In addition we reached out to a number of foundations and private donors in the Treasure Valley. Donations have been received for the purchase of the two championship courts, one additional court and the flagpole. We encourage advocates to join together with friends and/or relatives to purchase a court. Once the court is purchased the donors will be given the opportunity to name their court. The committee thanks those pickleball advocates who have demonstrated their commitment to this complex by purchasing a court.
Bricks with the names of the donors are available for purchase. Contact Nick or Tami Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a brick.
All donations to this complex are tax deductible through our 501 (c) (3) at:
COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP: WE MUST RAISE ADDITIONAL REVENUE!
- After months of unsuccessful searching for a grant writer the committee is appealing to you to help us locate a grant writer.
- We want to establish a Go Fund Me Please contact us if you have knowledge of this type of fund raising activity. We are looking for someone to manage this fund raising effort.
- The current committee has been active for two years and is looking forward to welcoming new members joining the committee who will bring a fresh approach to efforts in meeting the financial requirement of $100,000.00 by November 1, 2018.
The dedicated eight-member committee has been working earnestly for the past two years to meet the required financial obligation as set forth by the Boise Parks and Recreation Department.
We must meet the $100,000.00 obligation within the next eleven months. We need your help to meet this goal. Please consider donating during this 2017 tax- deductible period. DONATE NOW.
THE COMMITTEE WISHES YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2018.
John Sweeting, Chairman, (email@example.com), Carson Spencer, Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nanci Bent, Committee President, Rhonda Reed, Secretary, Rudy Whittaker, Treasurer, Terry Donahue, Treasurer, Cris Bent, Margo Hunter, Technology Specialist