$49,917 grant will support Camp Korey’s Fishing & Boating program along with Camp to You Outreach
Camp Korey has received a generous grant from Niagara Cares to support improvements to the fishing and boating program, and to support the Camp to You outreach program.
“We are grateful to Niagara Cares for their commitment to strengthening our camp program,” said Hillary Carey, Executive Director. “Niagara’s funding is significant and will enable us to improve upon the Camp Korey experience. Classic camp traditions like fishing and boating are very popular, and the expanded ramp will bring our campers further out into the water, safely, where more fish tend to swim. For the campers who can’t always make it out to camp, the funding helps us to bring more of the Camp Korey magic to them in numerous hospitals and health care settings in Seattle.” Camp Korey is one of seven member camps in SeriousFun Children’s Network in the United States receiving a grant as part of Niagara Cares award program.
To date, Camp Korey has already started utilizing the funds in preparation for the 2015 residential summer camp season. Camp has purchases additional equipment including 50 new life vests and 2 new barge motors (brand new and reliable upgrade). Renovations and improvements are currently underway for the ADA dock at Horseshoe Lake. The project is scheduled to be finished in advance of our first summer session with a 20 foot extension of the dock providing the ability for more boats to dock at one time, in addition to allowing more space for campers to fish from the docks. Camp is also adding fencing and gates at all water access points for increased safety.
“This is an exciting time for all of us at Niagara as we award one of our first grants through Niagara Cares to Camp Korey the SeriousFun camp in Washington,” said Kristen Venick, Niagara Cares Director. “Niagara and its employees are committed to investing in programs that align closely with our mission and commitment to support children and families who often face insurmountable challenges. We feel obliged as a corporate citizen to help make a difference in communities where our employees live and work.”
About Niagara Cares: Niagara Cares, a program of Niagara Bottling, is committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for disadvantaged children and their families. Niagara Cares initiatives include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement and volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com/niagara-cares.
About Niagara Bottling, LLC: Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Ontario, CA, we continue to expand our current production capabilities in 20 plants located in 14 states. As the leading manufacturer of private brand bottled water in the country, we work closely with the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including water, tea, sports drinks, vitamin waters and sparkling beverages. For more information, visit www.niagarawater.com