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May 27, 2008
The Daniels Fund board approved $327,000 in grants to Utah nonprofits and elected two new board members during their second quarter meeting this week.
Grant recipients include Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley; Colors of Success, Inc.; Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center; Salt Lake Education Foundation; South Valley Sanctuary, Inc.; Special Olympics Utah, Inc.; Your Community Connection of Ogden, Inc.
The Daniels Fund will award a projected $38 million in grants and $12 million in college scholarships, totaling an estimated $50 million in funding in 2008. The program areas eligible for grants through the Daniels Fund fall under the categories of: Aging, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Amateur Sports, Disabilities, Education, Homeless & Disadvantaged and Youth Development.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television who owned the ABA’s Utah Stars, established the Daniels Fund to operate the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as funding programs with a national impact. Visit http://www.danielsfund.org for more information.
Park City firm designing movie studio
A Park City architecture firm has been chosen to design a $50 movie soundstage and megaplex theater on the Utah Fair Grounds in Salt Lake City.
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RiverStone Design Group said new development will be an entertainment-themed, mixed-use art and cultural district. The development will have 12 movie sound stages, associated offices for production support, a megaplex theater and cultural center, outdoor amphitheater, mixed-use main street, live-work housing for artists, urban lofts and other housing opportunities, public plazas and enhanced open space.
The grounds will also host cultural events, such as a farmer’s market, art festivals, equestrian and other outdoor stadium events, and will continue to host the Utah State Fair in September each year.
Safety first in swimming pool
Kids may not be the only ones who need swim lessons this summer.
Mary Matthiessen, Director of Health and Safety for the Greater Salt Lake Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, says it is imperative for people to learn basic water safety, First Aid, CPR and AED to respond in the event of an emergency. These courses are offered through the Red Cross chapters in Salt Lake City, Odgen and Provo.
"I encourage all parents to contact their neighborhood recreation centers and ask about the many services offered," said Matthiessen, "This is the first step to preventing aquatic accidents."
The Red Cross recommends starting your child swim classes between the ages of four and six years old, but offers courses where infants as young as 6 months old can get their introduction to the water. Others aquatics safety courses include life guarding and basic water rescue courses. More information can be found by visiting utahredcross.org or call 801.323.7000.