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On Thursday, Feb. 4 the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation distributed funds to community projects in Lake County. The ceremony was held at the Leadville/Lake County Senior Citizen Center, and saw Legacy board members Tyrone Rimbert, Carl Miller and John Cirullo distribute funds as follows:
A new 50” TV monitor with Wii video game console, along with wi-fi internet access, valued at $750 was donated to the Senior Citizen Center.
The foundation awarded a $500 donation in Bill Skala’s name to the Knights of Columbus Polka Dance. Skala, who passed away at the age of 96 years in 2015, was a big supporter of the Leadville Race Series since the beginning over 30 years ago. He was also a Knight and a big fan of the annual Polka Dance; Skala enjoyed seeing folks having a good time. The $500 will go towards offsetting the cost of this Saturday’s Chuck Spurlock Variety Band Valentine’s Day Polka Dance!
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Polka Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7 – 11 p.m. at The Elks Lodge at 123 W. 5th Street in Leadville. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door. The dance is a fundraiser for the Knights from Holy Family Parish in Leadville.
The Legacy Foundation also presented a $1000 donation to Helping Hands of Lake County . Helping Hands of Lake County is a privately held nonprofit which awards small grants for food, clothing, rent, utilities, medical assistance, and medication. Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of Lake County for at least one year. This group is an arm of Lake County Human Services. Contact Joann Cirullo for assistance: 719-486-2887.
Legacy Board Members also presented $2,500 toward the West Park Playground. Sarah Mudge accepted the award on behalf of the playground committee.
“We are attempting to renovate the West Park Elementary School playground. We’re really excited about this project for the kids at the school, as well as the senior-assisted living facility across from the school,” stated Mudge.
In 2002, the Leadville Legacy Foundation was created as a nonprofit foundation, the charitable arm of the famous Leadville Trail 100 race series. Their mission was to address the ever-increasing needs of the Leadville and Lake County communities. The Legacy fund thrives through generous contributions from individuals and corporations, as well as a portion of the Leadville Race Series entry fees with every dollar going directly to meet the needs of the community.