K21 continues 20th year gifts with grant to City-County Athletic Complex

K21 Health Foundation is continuing to celebrate its 20th year of serving the community, this time by providing a $20,000 gift to City-County Athletic Complex.

K21’s Board of Directors selected the CCAC to receive this gift to honor its dedication to our community for more than 20 years.

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The 65-acre facility opened in 1994 to provide the community with quality athletic fields for baseball, softball, and soccer, but has expanded beyond those three core offerings. K21 has been involved in several projects over the years.

In 2011, a K21 grant was instrumental in constructing an indoor multi-use facility so activities could be offered in the winter months. In 2016, after an offer was made for the organization to purchase the 65 acres, which were still being leased from LSC Communications (formerly RR Donnelley), the staff and Board of Directors of the CCAC initiated a capital campaign to raise the necessary funding. K21 was pleased to grant $175,000 towards the land purchase and secure their long-term future.

“K21 is committed to encouraging a culture of health and wellness in our community. One way we do that is to support organizations like the CCAC, which provides opportunities for hundreds of community residents, both youth and adults, to be physically active in a variety of ways,” said K21 President & CEO Rich Haddad.

“Kids can participate in soccer, fast-pitch softball, indoor soccer and basketball, tumbling, and cheerleading leagues. Adults can join slow-pitch softball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and cornhole leagues,” said CCAC Executive Director Karl Swihart. “Our indoor facility also allows us to offer other additional activities year-round, such as pickleball, sports training opportunities, and an indoor golf simulator.”

Previously K21 has issued $20,000 grants to Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, The Beaman Home, and Heartline Pregnancy Center.