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Foundation at work: Mobile Rec Days a way to keep people active

This is the second in a series of articles about the Davie Community Foundation and its work in the county.

The Davie Community Foundation accepts grant requests annually through its Community Grants cycle for projects that make a positive impact in Davie County.

Applications are due Feb. 1 each year. In 2021, the foundation has awarded $236,779 to agencies and non-profit organizations in the community.

The foundation invested in the Davie County Recreation and Parks’ Mobile Recreation Program. The investment with other funders equipped a mobile unit to take recreation on the road in Davie County.

As the mobile unit traveled around the county, other organizations joined in the fun. Visits have been made to Cognition of Davie County, the Town of Cooleemee’s recreation area, The Park at Lake Louise – Colin Creek, and the Smith Grove Community Center where the Smith Grove Fire Department joined in to share information about fire safety.

The vision of the Davie County Recreation and Parks for the Mobile Rec Unit is simple: to provide unique recreational experiences to the community to enhance their quality of life.

The modified van with new graphics is traveling from stop to stop. The custom van has shelving and is a dedicated space for all of the Mobile Rec equipment.

On a visit to a Mobile Recreation Day, expect to participate in structured activities organized by trained Davie County Recreation and Parks staff, partnered with local organizations like Smart Start of Davie. Structured activities might include: team and individual games, fitness activities, arts and crafts and STEM activities.

Mobile Rec Days will continue every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon through Aug. 4. Visit the Davie County Recreation & Parks website for more information. You can also visit the Davie County Recreation and Parks Facebook page for a list of dates and locations. The events are freeand no pre-registration is required.

To learn more about the foundation, contact Jane Simpson at (336) 753-6903 or jsimpson@daviefoundation.org or visit www.daviefoundation.org.