Stock photo

Stock photo

King County announces $600K in grants for youth sports

On July 27, King County announced the recipients of the 2020 Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program, who will share in $600,000 of funding.

And the city of Auburn is among them.

The awards, which range from $15,000 to $125,000, support programs and capital projects that ensure priority youth in King County have access to opportunities for physical activity and sports through programs, facilities and parks.

From a bike park to baseball to being outdoors, the 2020 Youth and Amateur Sports Grants support projects throughout King County that promote physical activity among priority youth and improve local communities.

“With people relying upon their local parks and public lands more than ever for exercise, recreation and mental health, the work of these agencies and organizations is critical,” said Warren Jimenez, King County Parks Director. “I am proud that King County can support these efforts to help youth access opportunities for physical activity and well-being during these challenging times.”

King County Parks administers the Youth and Amateur Sports Grants program and offers new grants each year. The next round of grants is expected to open January 2021.

This year’s grant recipients include:

· Baseball Beyond Borders, for youth baseball programs focused on recruiting low income youth of color.

· City of Auburn Parks and Recreation, to develop a bike skills park and pump track.

· Communities in Schools of Renton/Skyway, for a scholarship program for a variety of free sports programs.

The full list of grant awardees can be found on the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants website.

The program is funded and sustained by a 1 percent car-rental tax authorized by the Legislature in 1993. Funds can only be used for programs or capital projects that increase access to health-enhancing physical activities.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

File Photo/Kent Reporter
Emerald Downs increases horse racing purses

Betting up 67% over last year

Former Seattle Sounders Lamar Neagle to coach Federal Way Football Club

Federal Way native looks forward to “giving back to the community that helped raise me.”

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Stock photo
King County announces $600K in grants for youth sports

On July 27, King County announced the recipients of the 2020 Youth… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the… Continue reading

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

Betting surges at Emerald Downs even without fans in grandstands

Mobile, off-track wagering breaks $1 million on opening day

Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24

Live racing to return at Auburn track but without fans

COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Emerald Downs
Emerald Downs announces revised 2020 stakes schedule

Racing starts June 22; first featured race Aug. 2