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File #: 1346-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the 22nd Foundation in support of the Summer614 music festival; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,400.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Rob Dorans
Attachments: 1. Ord 1346-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the 22nd Foundation in support of the Summer614 music festival.

Summer614 is an outdoor music festival held on June 1, 2019 at the Columbus Commons. It is a celebration of yesterday and today’s Hip Hop and R&B stars. This concert helps to support efforts of the 22nd Foundation. This Columbus-based non-profit organization works to expose and educate low-opportunity youth to diverse sports options and healthy lifestyle through tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and golf with high quality training.

Last year, Summer614 saw an attendance of 4,300. Targeting the diverse African American culture of Columbus and surrounding cities, vendors and drinks will be available for the audience to enjoy throughout the concert. This year, Summer614 is anticipating 5,000+ attendees. The nationally recognized and widely received entertainment acts draw large crowds. This only benefits 22nd Foundation, which benefits youth currently served in Olde Towne East, making for stronger neighborhoods and a stronger city.

22nd Foundation will host two tennis summer camps in 2019 in Olde Towne East, with approximately 50-75 youth on the Near East side of Columbus. This initiative targets the Strong Neighborhoods initiatives established by Columbus City Council. Working in this underexposed area with quality coaches and training, educating youth and their families on healthy lifestyle, tennis and providing relevant resources will help build consistency and positive outcomes directly for this neighborhood. Youth engagement builds a connectedness within the greater community; 22nd Foundation is working to build this connectedness through sports. Providing an earlier opportunity for youth to be introduced to tennis gives them an even playing field with their peers in suburban schools who are being introduced to tennis as young as 11 years old. Currently, Columbus City Schools does not offer te...

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