CRYSC to Receive Target Grant
Posted by: Curtis Gardner l CRYSC Outreach Director
Since the fall of 2012, the CRYSC Outreach Department has delivered after-school soccer programming in schools with high rates of Free and Reduced Lunch. Key partners include the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation and, more recently, the Swallow Charitable Foundation.
The Outreach Department is excited to announce that Target will also be supporting Rapids After-School programming this year through a series of school-based grants. In Target’s own words, “part of being a good neighbor is supporting communities through local giving.” As a commitment to this mantra, Target allocated $1,000 in funding to each of their stores and distribution centers around the country, soliciting grants from a range of community partners that focus on soccer programming.
Ever the opportunists, the Outreach Department jumped at the chance to source critical funds to support the 2,200 underserved youth the Outreach department serve every year. CRYSC Outreach programming was awarded $27,000 from local Target stores to support Outreach programming across the Front Range. Ole!
While this amount of funding is significant, it covers only a portion of the overall budget. We hope you will pause to celebrate this momentary victory with us before we get back to work providing quality soccer programming to some of Colorado’s most underserved youth.