- Target Center Renovation Gets $9M Boost from Team Owner
by Rochelle Olson January 2017
The price tag on the Target Center renovations increased to at least $138 million with the addition of at least $9 million from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner.
- Planet Fitness Anti-Bullying Initiative $1M Success
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
In 2016, Planet Fitness raised more than $1 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and STOMP Out Bullying through the success of their November membership sale. Proceeds went toward tolerance training and encouraging body-positivity imaging inside fitness venues.
- Town Gets $200K Grant for Skate Park, Hoops Court
by Sam Norton January 2017
After securing $200,000 in state aid, East Have, Conn., is slated to skate into the New Year with the construction of a new 10,500-square-foot facility at one of the district's middle schools.
- City Leases Mayor's Box at Arena for $100K
by Claudia Vargas December 2016
Mayor Kenney has signed an agreement to lease the city's suite at the Wells Fargo Center for $100,000 annually, his office announced Wednesday. The revenue, which will go to the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, could be even higher.
- State Grant to Improve Ohio Trails, Build Park
by Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch December 2016
A state grant in will buy the city of Columbus a new bridge over the Olentangy River to connect the Arena District to the busy Olentangy Trail, a trail connecting a Northeast Side neighborhood to a library and the Alum Creek Trail, and a new park in the Southgate neighborhood along South High Street.
- Wilmington YMCA to Be Renamed After Major Donation
by Ashley Morris December 2016
The Wilmington Family YMCA announced Monday it received a sizable donation to the organization'ss capital campaign. Oaz Nir, the son of longtime YMCA Healthy Living Director Dalia Nir, pledged $2 million toward renovating the existing YMCA facility at 2710 Market St.
- Anonymous Donor Gives $30K, Pledges More
by Holly Zachariah December 2016
An anonymous businessman donated $30,000 to the city of London's Parks and Recreation Department to give its 78-year-old pool a facelift, including fresh paint, new LED lights that will allow for night swims and new steps.
- NFL Players Represent Causes on Cleats
by Kevin Gorman December 2016
Ben Roethlisberger will wear custom cleats with the badge number and image of Rocco, the Pittsburgh Police K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in January 2014, and cornerback Will Gay will wear purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence, honoring the mother he lost as an 8-year-old when she was fatally shot by his stepfather.
- Wolves, Lynx Name Corporate Sponsors for Arena Upgrades
by Dee DePass November 2016
Five new "founding partners" will help pay for the $130 million renovation of Target Center now underway. The new partners are U.S. Bank; Federated Insurance; Jack Link's; Treasure Island Resort & Casino; and TCL.
- Lawmakers Question Coyotes Arena Financing Plan
by Gary Grado November 2016
The Arizona Coyotes ask taxpayers to pay for half of East Valley arena with a Tax Increment Financing scheme. The Coyotes have pledged to pay the other half of the estimated $400 million cost.