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NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee Announces Statewide Legacy Grant Recipients, Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County Recipient

Boys&GirlsClub_building exteriorThe NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee has awarded 21 organizations with an All-Star Legacy Grant, the $1 million initiative focused on youth-serving nonprofit organizations across Indiana. In connection with the NBA All-Star 2021 in Indianapolis next February, the initiative provides grants up to $50,000 for each of the selected 21 brick-and-mortar projects focused on health and wellness or education. The 21 projects will impact an estimated 90,000 youth statewide.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County will update the 23 year old gymnasium.  The project includes new backboards, bleachers, volleyball nets, soccer nets, and soccer balls in addition to refinishing the gym floor.

Boys&GirlsClub_gymAndrew Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County said, “We feel very fortunate and excited for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County to receive this opportunity.  Thanks to the NBA All-Star 2021 Legacy Grant, this project will help us provide more opportunities for our families and children utilizing our gym.”

The 21 grantees, representing 18 counties, were chosen from 182 applicants from across Indiana.

Factors closely examined included clear project objectives, funding and budget information, identified partners, number of people served and a demonstrated need. The committee worked to identify 21 grantees that represent diversity of audience served, project type, and geographic range. Many of the grantees also have secured matching funds which will further the impact of their project. The 21 projects will be constructed and completed before the tip of NBA All-Star 2021.

The 70th NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 14, 2021. For general information about NBA All-Star 2021, please visit http://pacers.com/allstar2021.