A local group raising money for an indoor sports facility in Cranbrook has passed the halfway point of their goal thanks to the RDEK.
The regional district voted last week to hand over $130,000 to the Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association.
Organizer Mike Robinson says this puts them over 50 per cent of their desired amount.
“It really tipped the scales in terms of this project going ahead and even seeing construction in 2018.” says Robinson. “Hopefully it keeps the momentum going, I think seeing support like this other people are more likely to get on board with it as well.”
Robinson adds this is the largest sum of money they’ve received thus far.
“It’s a major donation.” says Robinson. “Something we’re very grateful for and certainly puts this project well on its way.”
Funraising has been going on for over two and a half months and Robinson says they’re more than happy with the progress that has been made.
The facility would support numerous indoor sports including youth soccer, Bandits baseball, a walking track and more.
KEYSA and the City of Cranbrook are still working to find a suitable location for the air-supported dome.
Robinson adds they’re planning a fundraising night featuring a dinner and silent auction that would take place in March.
Robinson says they hope to have fundraising complete by late March.
– Mike Robinson, KEYSA fundraising committee