CU Parents Association Awards $40,000 In Grants

first_imgThe Parents Association at the University of Colorado at Boulder has awarded $40,269 in grants to 16 campus programs that help enrich student life. The grants are awarded annually to CU-Boulder organizations whose projects build community, promote diversity, improve student safety or meet other association goals. Projects and programs receiving awards include: * Healthy Kid Day, Athletic Department: Healthy Kid Day is held in Folsom Stadium on the same day as the spring training football game. The program helps introduce local children to healthy lifestyles and demonstrates how sports participation contributes to this goal. Participants work their way through a variety of stations and activities supervised by CU athletes and earn prizes for their efforts. * The CU Mock Trial Team, composed of students interested in the legal process. Each year the American Mock Trial Association creates a fictional case. Students act as both attorneys and witnesses and prepare opening statements, closing arguments and direct/cross examinations for both sides of the case. The students later participate at competitions throughout the country. * Medical Mission to Costa Rica: Several CU students, members of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, work to provide medical relief to underserved children in the United States and abroad. The organization focuses on three things: fundraising to set up and finance clinics around the world, local philanthropy projects to help children in the United States, and international missions to set up and operate medical clinics in underserved areas and to bring needed supplies and vitamins. This grant will help CU students travel to a village in Costa Rica to accomplish the third goal. Additional grants were awarded to the CU Leadership Development Program, Model UN Regional and National Conference, Honor Code Council Integrity Week and a nutrition class series, among others. The grants are made possible through gifts to the Parent Fund and other fund-raising efforts. For more information on the grant program, contact George “Barney” Ballinger, director of the Office of Parent Relations at (303) 492-1098. To learn more about the CU Parents Association visit the Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/parentrelations/programs.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 14, 2005 last_img

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