Madison, WI — The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is pleased to announce the next cycle of youth grant opportunities is now available for consideration. Youth grant funds are allocated to established organizations that introduce Dane County youth to the lifelong enjoyment and health benefits of sports. Individuals and groups may be able to apply for grant consideration from now through July 13, 2017.
“Building our community including through sports is a primary function of our work," said Jamie Patrick MASC’s Vice-President. “Not only do we give back to children here in our own community, but we are helping to promote and encourage our area youth to participate in a wide variety of sports and hopefully creating lifelong habits that include participation in an active and healthy lifestyle.”
The mission of the MASC Youth Grant Program is to provide opportunities for area youth, who may have financial limitations, to experience the benefits of sports. The MASC Youth Grant Program is funded by contributions from the Ironman Community Foundation, private donors and corporations.
“It’s truly a special time of year when the MASC is able to announce the youth grant program, which has opened pathways for Dane County youth to participate in sports. I am pleased that the organization continues to find ways to give back to our community.” said Chris Armstrong, Chair of the Madison Area Sports Commission board.
MASC is the greater Madison area's official sports marketing organization. Launched by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, MASC is charged with elevating the recognition and awareness of the impact of sports tourism on the regional economy while serving the unique needs of the sports tourism business.