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PenMet Parks Recreation Scholarship

Contact: (PenMet Parks) Peninsula Metropolitan Park District


Date: March 30, 2017

Subject: PenMet Parks Recreation Scholarship

Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) is expanding its recreation scholarship program in 2017 to serve more families in the greater peninsula area. PenMet Parks received a $3,300 grant from Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. Funds supporting this grant was generated by the Foundation at it “Craft Beverage Garden” during the first annual PenMet Parks Food Truck Feast.

“With this grant from the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, we are able to provide a higher scholarship amount to families in our community. The goal of the recreation scholarship fund is to provide families the opportunities to participate in recreation programs, regardless of their ability to pay” said Gretchen Hayes, Recreation Manager. Look for our spring and summer recreation guide or visit our website for upcoming programs.

“We are pleased to support the District’s work and look forward to hearing how this grant has impacted the participation of underserved youth in our community in sports and recreation program” said Julie Ann Gustasnki, the CEO of the foundation.

Even if you don’t met the guidelines but have experience hardship, all circumstance are considered. The application process is quick and easy to complete. For scholarship application and guidelines, please visit the park district website at or call 253-530-6634.

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation exists to help mobilize charitable giving to support the betterment of communities and organizations across the greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region. Formed in 2006, the Foundation is an IRS recognized charitable501(c) (3) nonprofit organization registered with the Washington State Charities Program, as required by law.

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation works to build, bridge, and enrich the greater Gig Harbor and Key peninsula region by providing funding, fund development, campaign planning and other development services to communities, organizations, agencies and donors. The Foundation’s work centers on arts and culture, education, parks and environment, recreation, and social capital activities, with a particular focus on community connectivity, parks and greenspaces, which are essential to sustaining vibrant healthy communities across our greater peninsula community.

For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at or call 253/514-6334.

For more information on PenMet Parks and the scholarship program, please go to or call 253/530-6634.

Gretchen Hayes, Recreation Manager