Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park Receives Daniels Fund Grant

Mesa County is pleased to announce that it has received a $300,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the Mesa County Fairgrounds BMX Improvement Project.

It is estimated that 1,400 youth (local and from elsewhere) will participate at the new complex annually, with numbers/membership anticipated to grow in the coming years.

On March 3, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners approved a partnership commitment to Grand Valley BMX and USA BMX to construct a new BMX venue and track at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veterans Memorial Park. The commitment included the possibility of grant funding from outside sources. On June 30, 2014, Mesa County Commissioners approved a grant application to the Daniels Fund, requesting $300,000 to help fund the BMX venue.

Based on budget presentation provided at public hearing on Monday, October 13, Mesa County's Capital Improvement Plan estimates expenditure for BMX venue components at $517,119. Offsetting that expenditure estimate with award of the grant, the estimated contribution by the County is $217,119.

Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org.

"One of the guiding principles of the Daniels Fund is our belief that boundless opportunity can exist for each and every individual. The work of organizations such as Mesa County Government helps make this a reality. On behalf of the Daniels Fund, we wish you every success."

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