Duluth Receives $50,000 Grant For Lincoln Park Project

The Project Will Give Kids a Safe Space to Play

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy fund is giving away grants to 52 communities in the state, and on Tuesday, Duluth was awarded 50,000 dollars to go towards the Lincoln Park’s Place to Play project.

50 percent of the children who reside in Lincoln Park live in poverty, and don’t always have access to a place to play and exercise. The goal of the place to play project is to create better access and opportunities for kids to enjoy the outdoors in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

“We’re in a place in our state right now where kids born today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, so our leaders came together to say hosting the world’s largest sporting event is an opportunity to really leverage this platform and raise awareness in what’s facing our young people around health and wellness,” said Dana Nelson, the Vice President of Community and Legacy Partnerships for the Minnesota Superbowl Host Committee.

The City of Duluth will increase funding for park maintenance, implement an asset management system, and partner with community members and non-profits to care for the park facility.

The NFL Foundation contributes one million dollars to the Super Bowl Legacy Grant program every year.

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