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Kathy Achtenberg, MEDC
517.335.4590
achtenbergk@michigan.org

Kevin Pomeroy
MPPC-Chairman
Kevin@nopp.com
906.630.6245

Matt Bach
Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
734.669.6317; C: 810.874.1073
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Malcolm Park Pride: Phase 1 Project in Sault Ste. Marie

$50.000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Sault Ste. Marie is improving the pride and use of local asset Malcolm Park with the help of a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Malcolm Park Pride Committee, and Chippewa County Community Foundation announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by December 1, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/malcolmpark.

“The Malcolm Park Pride project will activate this community asset in an important way. Building accessible and useable spaces for residents and visitors to spend time is critical to good placemaking,” said MEDC Senior Vice President of Community Development Katharine Czarnecki. “We are pleased to provide resources for this effort through our Public Spaces Community Places program.”

The project will make several improvements to the park such as constructing a concession/restroom/changing facility, improving the slowpitch facilities, completing the Gary McClellan Facility and activating the surrounding area. The campaign will provide many necessities to the park including fully accessible restrooms, food and beverage options in a volunteer-run concession area, and locker/changing rooms for local and visiting players.

“On behalf of the City Commission, City Administration, and the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Public Spaces Community Places program and for the Malcolm Park Pride Committee’s efforts and commitment to improving the complex at Malcom Park,” said Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Tony Bosbous. “This will enhance the quality of life in our community for many years to come.”

Plans for the project also include a covered picnic area all connected to the walk/bike path on 12th Avenue and other aesthetic improvements, and making drainage, parking, and sewer upgrades.

“Through this program we can meet our goal to have $125,000 in funds secured so we can break ground on the McClellan Building in the spring. We are off to a good start thanks to momentum from the Field of Dreams Kickball Tournament, and we thank the city for its support,” said Kevin Pomeroy, Malcolm Park Pride Committee Chairman. “This has been an impressive team effort from the beginning, and we are ever so grateful to the MEDC for its assistance.”

Public Spaces Community Places is a collaborative effort of the MEDC, the Michigan Municipal League, and Patronicity, in which local residents can use crowdfunding to be part of the development of strategic projects in their communities and be backed with a matching grant from MEDC. Communities, nonprofits and other business entities can apply at https://patronicity.com/puremichigan.

“Creating inviting public spaces is key to great placemaking,” said Dan Gilmartin, CEO and executive director of the Michigan Municipal League. “Augmenting the facilities at Malcolm Park will certainly make it a more engaging community asset for residents and visitors alike.”

The Public Spaces Community Places initiative started in 2014 with MEDC providing matched funding of up to $50,000 for community improvement projects throughout Michigan. As of September 2018, MEDC has provided $5,403,166 in matching grants. Since the launch of the program, 179 projects have been successful in reaching their goal, with $6.4 million raised from 32,261 individual donors.

About Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, job awareness and community development with the focus on growing Michigan’s economy. For more information on the MEDC and our initiatives, visit www.MichiganBusiness.org. For Pure Michigan® tourism information, your trip begins at www.michigan.org. Join the conversation on: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter.

iMichigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at mml.org.

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