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File #: 0033X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: E. Brown
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To Recognize the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) grant program, the Champions for PLAY committee, and the annual Champions for PLAY golf outing
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) grant program, the Champions for PLAY committee, and the annual Champions for PLAY golf outing

 

 

 

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WHEREAS, the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) grant program was established in 1993 to provide children from low-income families in Central Ohio the opportunity to participate in fee-based programs offered by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department; and

 

WHEREAS, through these grants, kids have the opportunity to learn about the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, the value of caring for the environment, and the ability to build essential social skills that help prepare them for success; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2019, PLAY distributed more than $78,000 in grants that enabled more than 3,000 children the opportunity to participate in Columbus Recreation and Park Department programs and activities; and

 

WHEREAS, since its founding, PLAY has distributed more than one million dollars to local youth, providing them with the opportunity to learn a new sport or activity while creating long-lasting memories and friends; and

 

WHEREAS, 2020 will mark the 25th year of the annual Champions for PLAY golf tournament and the fifth year of partnering with The Urban and Shelley Meyer Foundation, whose participation and support helps increase the prominence and impact of the PLAY grant program’s largest fundraiser; and

 

WHEREAS, members of the PLAY committee make the City of Columbus a healthier and more vibrant place to live through their commitment to increasing access to recreation and sports programing for local youth; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize the Private Leisure Assistance for Youth (PLAY) grant program, the Champions for PLAY committee, and the annual Champions for PLAY golf outing.