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Hyland Hills Foundation

The work of the Foundation removes the financial barrier for kids to be involved in healthy activities. Kids involved in youth sports and activities are more likely to perform well in school, graduate from high school, go to college, become and remain employed.

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Recreational Scholarships

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Female Children (5 - 14 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Description

The Hyland Hills Foundation raises funds to provide recreations scholarships to the youth that live in the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. These recreational scholarships are provided to low-income families who want to participate in organized sports activities such as gymnastics, football, and basketball.

The goal of the scholarships is to remove the financial barrier allowing the youth of the community to participate in positive and healthy activities. In the 20+ year history of the Foundation, we have helped more than 7,000 kids with recreational grants.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The success of the program is measured by the number of participants in our organized youth sports program through Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. The number of participants continues to grow from year to year. On average, more than 1,000 scholarships are granted each year.

In addition, many thank you letters are received by the District detailing how much the scholarship made a difference in their child's life.

Be A Fish

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Description

The Hyland Hills Be-A-Fish Learn to Swim Program was established in 1999 by the Hyland Hills Foundation. The goal was to find a way to teach area children the life saving skill of swimming - free of charge. The program has become the signature program of the Foundation and to date more than 9,000 children have taken advantage of this opportunity. The area served is a poor area, where the majority of school district students are eligible for the federal free and reduced lunch program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The success of the program is evident in the children who complete the program. The confidence and skills they learn that may save their life. Since the inception of the program, more than 9,000 kids have learned to swim through the Be-A-Fish program.

Putts for a Purporse

Class

Recreation & Sports 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Families

Description

Putts for a Purpose provides a day of food, prizes, balloons, face painting and extreme miniature golfing fun at Adventure Golf for one lucky elementary school each year.

Partnering with Adams County School District 50, an elementary school is selected each year. This elementary school incorporates a curriculum prior to the event teaching the children about scoring, etiquette and strategy of golf.

Most of the families at these elementary schools are low-income families who could not afford an day at Adventure Golf. Thanks to the Hyland Hills Foundation funds are available to offer these children a free opportunity to enjoy miniature golf.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The success of the program comes from the parents and teacher of the children that get to participate. Many times over, we hear that they love this opportunity to learn about golf and come and play at Adventure Golf. They would have never had this opportunity without the Hyland Hills Foundation Putts for a Purpose. It is a learning opportunity for everyone.

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