Southern Humboldt Community Park Receives Grant to Continue Progress on Sports Fields
This is a press release from the Humboldt Area Foundation:
The Southern Humboldt Community Park was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Monroe Tobin Family Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation.
“Back in September, we were fortunate to receive a $10,000 grant from the Vera P. Vietor Trust, a fund managed by the Humboldt Area Foundation,” said Ross Huber, member of the Community Park’s Board of Directors. “We used that funding to launch the planning and engineering phase of the Southern Humboldt Community Sports Complex. And now that we have this generous grant from the Monroe Tobin Family Fund, we are that much closer to completing the engineering phase of this project.”
The Community Park has also received an encouraging $1,250 in donations from the community to finish the engineering phase. It will need more donations of money and energy from the community to make this sports complex a reality. “The response so far has been good,” said Huber. “We’re getting closer to finishing this phase, and the time will come when we’ll need to launch a large fundraising effort for the final phase, where we break ground on the sports complex.”
The Community Park hired Stillwater Ecosystem, Watershed and Riverine Sciences to lead the engineering effort. “Stillwater agreed to generously donate $1,800 of labor costs to us, and an additional $350 in equipment,” said Kathryn Lobato, Executive Director of the Community Park. “They have a stellar reputation and we couldn’t be more pleased about this partnership.”
The Park’s Board of Directors formed a community group in charge of determining the use of the future sports complex, known as the CASH Committee – Community Athletics of Southern Humboldt. “If you have some extra time and energy that you’d like to commit to this project, we’d definitely ask you to consider joining the CASH Committee,” said Huber. “We need your ideas, optimism, and support.”
For more information on the CASH Committee or how to get involved in this future sports complex project, community members may leave message for Ross Huber at the Community Park office at (707) 923-2928.
To support the Southern Humboldt Community Sports Complex with a monetary donation, supporters may visit www.sohumpark.org and click the yellow “Donate” button off to the right. Donors may also call the Park Office at (707) 923-2928 to arrange a financial contribution.
For more information about Humboldt Area Foundation, please visit their website at www.hafoundation.org.