JPRD and TRAC held a public meeting on March 26th to discuss the Outdoor Water portion of Phase II. For those who could not attend here is the slideshow that was presented. If you have any input or questions please email Travis Dillman at Travis.firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, 2019.
On June 2, 2015, a special election referendum passed a 1% sales tax to generate $28.6 million for the first phase of construction of Two Rivers Activity Center. However, the community had identified an additional $12 million in the original project.
With the construction of Phase I well underway the Two Rivers Activity Center Advisory Committee established the Building Community Capital Campaign to support these additional needs, Phase II. The Campaign is chaired by Rachel Liechty and Marilyn Smyth.
Through community discussion and focus groups, the TRAC Advisory Committee prioritized the community’s needs and established the following campaign milestones;
$3 million toward the construction of outdoor water play features on the grounds of TRAC and $1 million in the Endowment Fund.
$3 million toward the construction of additional indoor space on the TRAC facility to include a playground for toddlers/preschool aged children, racquetball/wallyball courts, climbing wall and $1 million in the Endowment Fund.
$3 million toward the construction of an additional multi-purpose court in the TRAC gymnasium and $1 million in the Endowment Fund.
In December of 2015 an Endowment Fund was established to support the operations and maintenance of Two Rivers Activity Center into the future. This is a permanent fund established by donations whereby only the interest earned each year can be used. The principal amount of the gift remains intact and is invested for long-term growth. The Endowment Fund is an approved fund through the state of North Dakota allowing donors a 40% tax credit applied to your tax return to reduce the amount of taxes owed.
Every gift to the Building Community Campaign is important and essential for reaching our goal. While your gift is a personal one, there are many options you might consider for your contribution;
All donations will be recognized on the donor wall in the lobby of Two Rivers Activity Center. To the extent provided by law, your gift to TRAC, through the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is tax deductible. A letter of confirmation of your pledge or contribution will be sent to you by mail.
Naming opportunities are available at all levels of giving. Please contact Amy Walters, Two Rivers Activity Center Facility Manager for more information.