Roundup for Safety grant to benefit Kidsports

A $10,000 Roundup for Safety grant will provide for chain link fencing around the Kidsports athletic complex.  The purpose of the fencing is to prevent the potential for accidents between youngsters, along with their family members and fans, and motor vehicles frequenting the area. Dan Johns, President and founder of Kidsports, says vehicle and pedestrian traffic have both increased over time.

“Kidsports is pleased to receive the financial assistance of Round up for Safety.  Not only are we intent on providing quality playing surfaces,” Johns says, “but we want the youth to have a safe environment as well.”

Development of the Kidsports athletic complex began in 1998 and has grown to include fields for soccer, baseball, track, football, lacrosse and the “Miracle Field” for handicapped players. Thousands of participants and spectators utilize the fields every year.

In addition to the funds awarded to Kidsports, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the September 13 meeting to $29,260:

Colter Pass, Cooke City & Silver Gate Community Council – $5,000 for solar radar speed signs;

The Summit Medical Fitness Center – $5,760 for impact tests for concussion assessment;

The Conrad Mansion Museum – $5,000 for fire control safety system;

Whitefish Community Center – $1,000 towards a defibrillator; and

Cabinet Peaks Rehabilitative Services – $2,500 for medical grade treadmill.

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community nonprofit safety projects. The Co-op is grateful to all who participate in enhancing the safety of our community. For additional information about the program, call Wendy Ostrom Price at 406-751-1820 or visit Roundup for Safety.