Director of Manchester Recreation Division Bonnie Gamble is engaged on a challenge to fund the development for a brand new basketball courtroom and a pickleball courtroom at Westwood Elementary Faculty.
“The Manchester Metropolis has utilized for the Wholesome Constructed Atmosphere Grant from the Tennessee Division of Well being,” Gamble stated. “This grant program doesn’t require any matching cash from the town.”
Town will discover out in March if the grant has been awarded to Manchester, in response to Gamble.
Manchester Metropolis has utilized for $46,000, stated Gamble.
“(The grant will fund) an out of doors basketball and pickleball courtroom over at Westwood Elementary Faculty as a result of the basketball courtroom that was at public housing obtained eliminated, and it was very fashionable there,” Gamble stated.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) authorised the grant software.
Manchester Metropolis Colleges assist the challenge, as nicely. Metropolis colleges will present the land for the courtroom, in response to Gamble.
Gamble stated she met with Director of Colleges Dr. Joey Vaughn and “he stated the faculties want to accomplice and place it on the campus of Manchester Metropolis Colleges at Westwood.”
If the grant is authorised, the challenge will likely be paid 100% by the state, with no matching funds required.
“We can have the chance (for the courtroom) to not solely be utilized by youngsters,” Gamble stated. “It may very well be utilized by adults, as nicely. It’s low upkeep. We have already got parking there…and there are already the sidewalks going to Westwood from the varsity grant we now have.”
Pickleball was invented in 1965. Pickleball has developed from authentic handmade tools and easy guidelines into a preferred sport all through the US and Canada. The sport is rising internationally, in response to usapickleball.org.