Growing Healthy Communities Grant Awarded

Top row: Mayor Dorothy Judy, James Judy, Bruce Kolsun, Lynn Phillips, Connie Collins, Melissa Jones Bottom row: Sydney Haltom, Dr. Cynthia Kolsun, Kennetha Greenlief

Top row: Mayor Dorothy Judy, James Judy, Bruce Kolsun, Lynn Phillips, Connie Collins, Melissa Jones

Bottom row: Sydney Haltom, Dr. Cynthia Kolsun, Kennetha Greenlief

PRO ON TRAC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $22,118 grant from the Growing Healthy Communities Program.  These funds will support the "Get Fit in Mill Race!" Project, which will provide three fitness stations, for a total of eight activity panels, along the walking track in Mill Race Park.  The goal of the project is to ensure that all residents of the area, regardless of age, have access to a quality outdoor fitness program.

“These outdoor fitness stations will be installed in different locations along the walking trail in Mill Race Park”, said Cynthia Kolsun, PRO Member and ON TRAC Liaison. “They will provide a complete fitness and recreational facility, building upper body, leg and back strength, enhancing agility, flexibility, endurance and cardiovascular health. This concept assures that everyone can make important fitness gains in an enjoyable outdoor exercise environment. From elementary school children, to middle age adults, to senior citizens confined to a wheelchair, this equipment will have something to offer everyone.”

The funding for the Growing Healthy Communities Program is provided to the West Virginia Development Office through a special grant from the by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Lynn Phillips, representing Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, presented the grant to PRO ON TRAC board member Dr. Cynthia Kolsun.  Mayor Dorothy Judy, PRO ON TRAC Chairman Jimmy Judy, City Council members Bruce Kolsun, Connie Collins and Melissa Jones, Park Board President Kennetha Greenlief, and PRO ON TRAC AmeriCorps member Sydney Haltom were present at the award ceremony.

PRO ON TRAC is grateful for this opportunity and eager to move forward with the "Get Fit in Mill Race" project!

Dr. Cynthia Kolsun receives the grant award certificate from Lynn Phillips, representing Governor Tomblin.