Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA launch campaign for Brownstown Pickleball Courts
Jackson County residents will soon have a new place to play, socialize and exercise if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $15,000 by April 7, 2024. If successful, the project led by the Brownstown Pickleball Association will receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.
“We are excited to open a new space for Brownstown residents to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Physical activity has an immense impact on one’s health and quality of life. These pickleball courts will make physical activity more accessible, attainable and fun for the community.”
Funds from this campaign will be used to construct four outdoor pickleball courts in the Brownstown Town Park.
“Join us in making pickleball a community affair,” said Angela Sibrel of the Brownstown Pickeball Association. “The Brownstown Pickleball Association is thrilled to announce the launch of this crowdfunding campaign aimed at bringing public pickleball courts to the Brownstown Town Park. Pickleball is a sport that promotes physical activity, camaraderie and a sense of community. By supporting this campaign, you are not only contributing to the creation of a recreational space but also fostering a healthier and more connected community.”
Since the CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $10.3 million in public funds and an additional $8.7 million in matching IHCDA funds. The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and local units of government are eligible to apply. Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.