CITY OF SALIDA WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR SALIDA TURF FIELD PROJECT

CITY OF SALIDA WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR SALIDA TURF FIELD PROJECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to the City of Salida for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Salida Turf Field Project. The City of Salida utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $350,000 for the project.

The installation of a multi-use turf field in Salida has met the needs of the community through providing a field for numerous activities. The field has saved thousands of gallons of water and time on maintenance that would be required with a sod field.

The Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment.

In Fiscal Year 2013 alone, the Lottery distributed $135.6 million in proceeds. Since its creation 30 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $2.5 billion to the state.

The Colorado Lottery is a division of the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Colorado Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife and conservation education.

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October 16, 2013
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