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The Iowa Able Run Receives 2015 Ames Community Grant

Posted April 28, 2015 in Ames, Community Web Exclusives

AMES, IOWA, April 28, 2015 – The Iowa Able Run is a 5K Run/Walk/Wheelchair and 400 meter Kids’ Fun Run that serves as a fundraiser and awareness celebration for the Iowa Able Foundation. The 2015 event, which takes place Saturday, May 2nd will also include a 10K and 2.5K option. In addition, the event includes a variety of entertainment including kids’ activities and tasty treats for purchase. The event will take place at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The Iowa Able Foundation is a statewide non-profit that provides financial coaching for Iowans with disabilities and the aging. Funds will assist with the cost of event t-shirts. For more information, visit www.iowaable.org

Pictured (from left to right): Julie Weeks, director, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau: Jill Crosser, Iowa Able Foundation; Rebecca Schrader, Iowa Able Foundation; and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, chair, Ames Community Grant Committee

Pictured (from left to right): Julie Weeks, director, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau: Jill Crosser, Iowa Able Foundation; Rebecca Schrader, Iowa Able Foundation; and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, chair, Ames Community Grant Committee

About the Ames Community Grant Program:
For 2015, the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau awarded a total of $46,500 in funding on behalf of the Ames Community Grant Program to assist local businesses and organizations in promoting and implementing 27 special events and projects in the Ames area. The Ames Community Grant Program has awarded more than $470,000 to help fund nearly 200 events and projects since 2007. The grant program supports a variety of cultural, educational, athletic, environmental, and art events and activities. Grants are awarded for events or projects with the intent to attract new visitors to the Ames area, enhance visitor experiences and improve the quality of life for area residents. To learn more about the Ames Community Grant Program check out visitames.com or contact the Bureau at 515.232.4032.

 

For more information, contact:

Allyson Walter
Member and Visitor Services
Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
allysonw@amescvb.com
515.956.4567





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