NORWOOD PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR NORWOOD DISTRICT BALL FIELD

NORWOOD PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT WINS COLORADO LOTTERY STARBURST AWARD FOR NORWOOD DISTRICT BALL FIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2013– The Colorado Lottery has awarded a 2013 Starburst Community Award to the Norwood Park and Recreation District for excellence in the use of Lottery dollars for the Norwood District Ball Fields. The Norwood Park and Recreation District utilized a Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant of $353,726 for the project.

The new ball field project comprised the construction of the new regulation-size baseball field including underground irrigation, turf, bleachers, dug outs, fencing, new lighting and equipment. The project benefits include allowing the formation of youth teams, a Norwood High School team and adult teams, as well as facilitating regional tournaments.

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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