The Rotary Club of Olds made an agreement on September 26, 2017 to donate a half a million dollars to the future northwest athletic park under construction. The $282,500 contribution is on top of $75,000 previously donated to date. Rotary Club of Olds committed to raising half a million dollars over a 5-year period, and the park was subsequently named Rotary Athletic Park of Olds in honor of their significant contribution.
The donations were to be paid in installments over a 5 year period based on success of existing fundraising events such as their annual Fall Fundraiser, Golf Tournaments, hosting a Regional Conference, and a CFEP (Community Facility Enhancement Program) grant.
“Wow!” exclaims Mayor Michael Muzychka, “Thank you and sincere congratulations to the Rotary Club of Olds and members of our community who have stepped up to the plate and successfully fundraised and supported this awesome new multi-purpose facility!”
Founded in 1905, the Olds Rotary club is part of Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who come together to make positive lasting change to communities at home and abroad. Rotary’s contributions to the Rotary Athletic Park of Olds are being used to augment components of the facility that would not have been otherwise available, such as the picnic areas, washrooms, trails, and trees.
This year’s Rotary Fall Fundraiser will take place on October 26, 2019. If you would like to support this event, donations and silent auction items will be graciously accepted, and tickets to this event are available online at oldsrotary.com.
$4.2 million dollars has been committed by the Town of Olds toward the new multi-purpose athletic park, located immediately north of the Cornerstone development. Sponsorships and donations to this project are still being accepted with a grand total of $924,530 donated to date.
Mountain View County Council has also pledged $1 Million dollars in matching funds for dollars collected by the end of 2019.
For more information:
Director of Community Services