St. Paul Lutheran School and Church receives Youth Sports Grant

By on August 6, 2018

St. Paul Lutheran School and Church in Hilton has received a $24,097 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund for Youth Sports at Rochester Area Community Foundation.

This grant was one of the first 20 grants from the fund, established at the Community Foundation with a $5 million gift from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Grants from this fund, which will be awarded annually, fulfill the vision of the late founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills football team to create, expand and improve youth sports and recreation programs in his adopted hometown that includes the greater Rochester region.

St. Paul will partner with Hilton-Parma and Hamlin recreation departments to provide a number of youth sport and recreation opportunities in the future. The grant helps to cover costs of equipment and supplies needed for such programming.

St. Paul also aims to play a part in expanding into North Greece, Hilton and Hamlin communities to increase recreational opportunities through new programming, facilities, and space and equipment, and foster positive, working relationships with town recreation organizations in serving area youth and families.

“We love and care about our community very much,” said Kevin Rhodes, assistant principal and athletic director at St. Paul. “Thanks to the generosity and efforts of Mr. Wilson and Rochester Area Community Foundation, what was simply a vision for St. Paul to be involved in the community in this way, is moving toward a reality.”

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