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Stowe Elementary, Gary New Duluth Recreation Center to receive $50,000 grant

U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings today announced the third and final round of U.S. Bank Places to Play grant recipients, who will receive funding to make possible projects that create or renovate parks, playgrounds and athletic facilities in low- to moderate-income communities in Minnesota.

Stowe Elementary School and the Gary New Duluth Recreation Center will receive $50,000 through this program. A check presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m. today at Stowe Elementary Gymnasium.

Scheduled to attend the press event are US Bank representatives Todd Fedora, Juhl Halvorson, Pamela Lammi, Kelly Acker and Susan Beatty, City of Duluth Chief of Police Mike Tusken, and Duluth School Board member Jill Lofald and Superintendent Bill Gronseth.

The grant money will be used to build a multi-sport court which will have basketball, pickle ball, four square and hop scotch. This will replace an existing basketball pad that is in poor condition. A community garden and skate park will also be added.

This project will create full access for Stowe Elementary School students to the Gary New Duluth Community Center and Recreation Area facilities, provide a safe place for active outdoor play and learning activities, and expand use to the Gary New Duluth/Morgan Park community members of all ages.