Ripley County Community Foundation awards $3,000 in Small Grants

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Foundation awarded $3,000 in small grants to six non-profits in the first quarter of 2019.  The small grant cycle was developed to assist local charitable organizations with short-term immediate needs.  The RCCF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following grant recipients, each receiving a $500 grant:Batesville FFA which will support their efforts to host a Tri-State Livestock Judging ContestBatesville Fire Department to assist with the purchase of a Lucas Mechanical CPR deviceRipley County Tourism Bureau for the Ripley County Reads…One Giant Leap programSoutheastern Career Center to purchase CPR mannequinsSummer Food for Kids of Batesville, IN to supplement operational costsTyson Community Foundation for fitness equipment.The grant opportunities made available by RCCF are important to the continued vitality of Ripley County.  Amy Streator, RCCF Executive Director stated, “these grants will ensure that local CPR training programs remain compliant with American Heart Association protocols; will enhance leadership opportunities for local youth; and will expand local STEM opportunities by bringing a portable planetarium to the Milan Library.”  Streator further noted, “a relatively small financial investment today will have a significant impact on Ripley County, now and for the foreseeable future.”The annual small grant process is made possible thanks to the COMMUNITY GRANTING ENDOWMENTS held at RCCF.  Currently, there are 21 Community Granting Endowments, namely, Duwane & Doris Bonfer Family Fund; Bruns-Gutzwiller Community Granting Fund; Steve & Linda Chandler Family Fund; City of Batesville Fund; Collier Family Fund; Ralph & Ethel Dunbar Fund; ETC Fund; FCN Bank Fund; Hartman Family Fund; John A. Hillenbrand Foundation Community Granting Fund; Hillenbrand Inc. Fund; Hill-Rom Fund; Kellerman Family Fund; Miles Grandchildren Fund; Louis Hunter Mitchell Family Fund; Jeff & Mary Ollier Family Fund; Gilmore & Golda Reynolds Fund; RCCF Community Granting Endowment; Rising Sun Regional Foundation Fund; Dan & Jamie Schantz Family Fund; and Tanner Tucker Pay It Forward Fund.last_img read more

Interesting: Where do Football Players need a Passport when they go get the Ball?

first_imgAn unusual story comes from Kostajnica. One third of the stadium of FC Partizan from Kostajnica belong to Croatia and the rest belongs to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is why players sometimes need passport when they go get the ball.During the match on the field of FC Partizan in Kostajnica, players cross the border with Croatia several hundred times. Even crazier is the fact that when the ball ends up in the nearby woods, the one who goes get it must have a passport to bring the ball back. The border between BiH and Croatia goes straight across the football field. Benches for backup players are also in Croatia, so it could be said that they are watching the match from the European Union!“We came into this situation after the disintegration of Yugoslavia. When the ball ends up somewhere north of the out line, the one who goes get it has passport by his side, just in case. Croatian border policemen have not yet asked for the passport, but they did request passports from some people who cultivate land nearby,” said the president of the football club Zoran Avramović.When asked whether both football players and referees must have passports in their shorts because they constantly cross the border on the field, Avramović responded: “They don’t. Prior to the disintegration we competed in the Zagreb regional league with clubs such as Slaven Belupo, and now we are in the Banja Luka regional league. We have good relations with Croatians, many football players from Croatia played for our club and they still come occasionally to watch games.”(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

GIVEN DESPERATE TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgEURO 2016: Shay Given has revealed his burning desire to play in another European Championship before he hangs up his gloves.Shay GivenGiven played in EURO 2012 – but retired a couple of months after the tournament ended.However, he returned in August last year when Martin O’Neill recalled him for a match against Oman in August. Given has since wrestled the No.1 jersey from David Forde and will start in tonight’s crunch match against Germany tonight.Ireland currently lie four point ahead of Scotland with two games left to play.Ireland face Germany tonight, before travelling to Poland on Sunday.Given feels it’s now or never in terms of Ireland’s hopes of qualification and says worrying about how Scotland perform is not an option. Given says he and his teammates are fully focused on getting the necessary points required in order to qualify.A famous win tonight would secure at the very least a play-off spot for the Euro’s in France next summer.Given said, “I haven’t got much time left and so it probably would be my last championship.“It will be a great tournament. It’s so close for the fans, a quick hop, skip and a jump across the Channel.“It’s between ourselves and Scotland for third place,” says Given, “unless we win our last two games and finish with automatic qualification, but that’s a big ask. “We are four points clear of Scotland, but they have Gibraltar in their last game and will definitely get three points there, which cuts the gap to one point, so it will go down to the wire.“We’ve got two crunch games, however we look at it, and a short turn around from Thursday to Sunday. We’ve got to have all our energy and focus on the Germany game and then see what happens.”GIVEN DESPERATE TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSportlast_img read more