By The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority—
YORKTOWN, IN – Yorktown residents will soon be more connected and active if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $50,000, by Dec. 16, 2023. If successful, the project led by Yorktown Schools Foundation will receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.
“We are excited to open a new space for Yorktown residents to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Physical activity has an immense impact on one’s health and quality of life. This project will make physical activity more accessible, attainable and fun for the community.”
Funds from this campaign will be used to build new sports courts featuring six pickleball courts and two basketball courts.
“Health and wellness are some of the most important things in life,” said Yorktown Schools Foundation Board member Ryan Kelly. “We believe this project will contribute to the foundation of a healthy lifestyle already being embraced by the Yorktown Community. We couldn’t be more excited about adding this community asset. We want you to support it, and thank you in advance.”
Since the CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $9.2 million in public funds and an additional $7.6 million in matching IHCDA funds. The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and local units of government are eligible to apply. Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.