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Wildhorse Sports Association receives $3,500 grant from the Avista Foundation

Oct. 4, 2012: Providing after school activities like baseball, soccer and football is paramount to the personal development and well being of our youth. In Plains, Mont., sports fields constructed on public school property over two decades ago provide the only available space for these activities. These three fields are neither large enough nor in adequate shape to accommodate the 14 teams that need space to play. Wildhorse Sports Association is planning development of a new sports complex that will include fields for baseball, soccer, and youth football, which will benefit the communities of Plains and Sanders County. The Avista Foundation has donated $3,500 to this project that will go toward purchasing materials for dugouts and backstops, as well as lines for underground irrigation and other development uses.
 
“We are honored that Avista will help us make this facility a reality,” said Kim Bergstrom, secretary of the Wildhorse Sports Association.  “Their involvement will help get the project underway this fall and, when complete, will benefit over 200 children currently enrolled in these team sports and will also allow us to welcome youth from other cities to participate in future events and tournaments.”
 
“At Avista we are committed to programs that help our youth grow and prosper,” said Tim Swant, Avista’s Clark Fork license manager. “Partnering with the Wildhorse Sports Association on this renovation project provides us an opportunity to give back to this community and help these valuable programs continue to expand in the future so kids have places for safe, healthy activities.”
 
Third Quarter 2012 Avista Foundation Grants
Organization
Amount
Purpose
Providence Health Care Foundation
$50,000
Pediatric Emergency Room
Uniontown Community Development Foundation
$3,500
Refurbishment of Main Street commercial space
Wildhorse Sports Association
$3,500
Community sports complex
Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute
$3,000
Demonstration solar energy project
Oregon Dental Foundation
$2,500
2-day free dental clinic in Medford
 
 
About the Avista Foundation
The Avista Foundation, established in 2002, focuses its giving on grants that strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for people served by Avista Utilities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, southern Oregon and Sanders County, Montana. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of:
·         education – K-12 education particularly in the fields of science, math and technology; and higher education including scholarships,
·         vulnerable and limited income populations – providing assistance to those on limited incomes and support for initiatives to reduce poverty,
·         economic and cultural vitality – supporting projects that help communities and citizens to grow and prosper.
 
Information on the Avista Foundation is available at www.avistafoundation.org . The Avista Foundation is a separate, non-profit organization established by Avista Corp. The foundation does not receive funding from Avista Utilities customers through rates.

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