The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee has unveiled recipients of more than $1 million in All-Star Legacy grants. The funding supports 21 brick-and-mortar projects throughout the state that will focus on health and wellness or education.
According to officials, the 21 projects will impact nearly 90,000 youth statewide.
The recipients were selected by a committee, and their projects were considered based on clear objectives, funding and budget information, identified partners, number of people served and a demonstrated need.
The 21 projects are to be constructed and completed before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
“We had an overwhelmingly positive response statewide to the grant applications,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Rick Fuson. “Narrowing the list to 21 grant recipients involved considerable review and discussion by our Legacy Committee. They had to make tough choices amongst a pool of incredibly strong and impactful grant requests.”
The 21 grantees, representing 18 counties, were chosen from 182 applicants from across Indiana. The 2020 recipients include:
- A Kid Again – Indiana Chapter
- Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Hammond Boys & Girls Club
- Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Marshall County
- Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville
- Chances And Services in Terre Haute
- Concord Neighborhood Center
- Dream Center Evansville
- Duneland Family YMCA in Chesterton
- Friends of Historic Vernon
- Hawthorne Community Center
- Indy Public Safety Foundation, Inc.
- Jameson Camp
- Jay County Boys Club
- Knightstown Kids Inc.
- L & A Parks Foundation in Delphi
- Project H.O.P.E. Operation Full Court Press in Anderson
- Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities
- Washington County Family YMCA
- White’s Residential & Family Services
For more information about the recipients, click here.