Waitsburg Booster Club gets $5,000 grant

The money will be used to improve the community athletic fields.

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WAITSBURG - The Cycle Oregon Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Waitsburg Booster Club. The money will be used to improve Waitsburg community athletic fields.

Waitsburg was one of the extended multi-day stops during the September 2010 Cycle Oregon tour. While in Waitsburg, the group utilized the local athletic fields as a staging area.

The Booster Club was heavily involved in assisting tour participants by serving food and moving equipment. Members of the club were encouraged by the cyclists to submit a grant proposal.

According to Booster Club President Ross Hamann, the grant funds will be used for the construction of a new press box/storage facility to replace the existing 80-year-old structure.

"We are thrilled with the grant award. It will go a long way toward meeting our goals with this project. Having Cycle Oregon in our community was an incredible experience for all involved. They are welcome back anytime," Hamann said.

The Booster Club is a 501C-3 organization dedicated to supporting the athletic, academic and extra curricular activities of the 325 students of the Waitsburg School District.

For more information on Waitsburg and the Cycle Oregon's visit, see the city website at cityofwaitsburg.com.

For more information on the Booster Club. visit the school website at waitsburgsd.org.

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