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Tourney organizers get the cash

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The Summit County Commission approved grants Wednesday for two organizations with applications that last month were deemed by deputy Summit County attorney Dave Thomas to be ineligible to receive Restaurant Tax funding.

The Park City Chamber/Bureau received $34,000 for marketing a championship softball tournament.

The Fly Freestyle organization received $6,000 to produce promotional materials.

Organizations that receive Restaurant Tax monies are required by state law to contribute to tourism, Thomas said, adding that faulty applications for the softball tournament and Fly Freestyle were tweaked to comply with the statute.

The County Commission denied an application from organizers of the Little Buckaroo Rodeo in Henefer because the money was to be spent purchasing trophies and belt buckles. Commissioners also rejected requests from the Main Street Business Alliance and Summit County Friends of Animals.

Summit County has collected Restaurant Tax on sales of prepared food for 15 years. Nearly $1.4 million was available this year to nonprofits in the tourism industry.

The Summit County Restaurant Tax Advisory Committee each year recommends to the County Commission how the money should be spent.

"We still have $37,200," Restaurant Tax Advisory Committee chairwoman Tonya Hanson said about how much remains in the grant fund.

Other Restaurant Tax grants approved Wednesday by the commission include:

Sundance Film Festival: $100,000

Park City Chamber/Bureau, for television advertisements: $230,000

Utah Symphony and Opera: $40,000

Utah Ski and Snowboard Association: $100,000

Park City Jazz Foundation: $40,000

U.S. Lacrosse: $11,500

Kimball Art Center: $25,000

Egyptian Theatre: $25,000

Park City Lodging Association: $72,000

Park City Municipal: $60,000

Utah Athletic Foundation: $60,000

Oakley City: $70,000

Park City Performing Arts Foundation: $40,000

Park City Restaurant Association: $120,000

Quinn’s Recreation Complex: $100,000

Main Street Business Alliance, to promote holiday shopping: $25,000

Mountain Town Stages: $12,000

Summit County Historical Society: $14,828

National Ability Center: $15,000

Endurance 100: $15,000

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District: $29,000

Adopt-A-Native-Elder: $5,000

Park City Chamber Music Society Film Festival: $2,000

Park City Chamber/Bureau, for Winter Fest promotion: $25,000

Park City Literary Council: $15,000

Park City Chamber Music Festival: $4,000

Park City Chamber Music Society Sonolumina: $2,000

Park City Film Series: $5,000

North Summit High School: $25,000

Park City Ambassadors: $5,000


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