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Fairfax County Park Board Approves Six Mastenbrook Grants

The Fairfax County Park Authority Board approved six Mastenbrook Volunteer Matching Fund Grant Program requests at its meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, that will be used for athletic and educational purposes.

Four baseball-related grants came before the Park Board. It approved a request from the Woodlawn Little League for $7,468.72 for a scoreboard at McNaughton Park. The grant money will go toward installation of a wireless-controlled and LED-lit scoreboard to enhance the field complex. Mastenbrook grant money will also be used to install batting cages at Linway Terrace and Spring Hill Parks. The McLean Little League requested and was awarded $15,376.13 for the project. Fort Hunt Little League requested $10,254.37 in Mastenbrook matching funds. That grant will be used to install a batting cage at Fort Hunt Park. Fairfax Little League requested $6,303.50 in grant funding. Those funds will be used to renovate the infield on Field 1 at Eakin Mantua Park.

The Park Board also approved a $20,000 grant request from Wayne Valis for an indoor golf simulator at Pinecrest Golf Course. The facility will be called the “Valis Family Golf Learning Center” in honor of Wayne Valis, a long-tenured volunteer and generous park donor.

A grant of $1,000 will go to the Friends of Historic Huntley. It will be used for educational equipment for the visitor center at Historic Huntley.

Since 1999, there have been more than 160 Mastenbrook Grant projects with awards of approximately $1.4 million. The matching grants have gone toward projects in Fairfax County valued at more than $10 million. This funding, provided through voter-approved park bonds, helps to stretch limited dollars.

For more information, or to apply for a matching grant, visit online at Mastenbrook Grants: Good for Parks or call 703-324-8591.

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