August 8, 2022

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Gulf Coast Group Basis Helps Mission Partnership for Wellfield Park

Letson Stadium in Wellfield Park

VENICE, FL (June 29, 2022) – Gulf Coast Group Basis’s Board of Administrators accredited a $60,000 grant from the Venice Endowment Fund to help subject renovations at Wellfield Park in Venice. This partnership between the Metropolis of Venice, Sarasota County Authorities, and Gulf Coast Group Basis will permit for the restoration of each Soccer Subject #2 and the Letson Stadium Soccer Subject.

At their June 28 common assembly, Venice Metropolis Council members supported shifting ahead with this essential undertaking, approving a $142,200 funds modification to acceptable funds for the Metropolis’s portion of the work. This quantity consists of Gulf Coast Group Basis’s grant.

“We’re honored to help enhancements to Wellfield Park on this partnership with the Metropolis of Venice and Sarasota County Authorities,” mentioned Mark Pritchett, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Group Basis. “The redevelopment of the soccer and soccer fields will permit generations of households to benefit from the stunning park safely for a few years to come back.”

Within the partnership, the Metropolis shall be accountable for turf substitute and pest management therapy. “The Metropolis of Venice may be very grateful for the chance to companion with Gulf Coast Group Basis and Sarasota County on the soccer and soccer subject restoration undertaking at Wellfield Park,” mentioned Assistant Metropolis Supervisor James Clinch. “This partnership undertaking will profit two main youth sports activities organizations and lots of of households in our neighborhood.”

Sarasota County is accountable for sand, soil, laser grading, and all labor and onsite supervision and coordination of the tasks. Whole undertaking price is $162,200. “We’re thrilled to companion with Gulf Coast Group Basis and the Metropolis of Venice on this thrilling undertaking and proceed enhancing athletic fields in south county. This essential collaboration will help generations to come back and profit children in our neighborhood,” mentioned Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Pure Assets Director Nicole Rissler.

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About Gulf Coast Group Basis
For greater than 25 years, along with our donors, Gulf Coast Group Basis has reworked our area by daring and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 by the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, now we have grow to be the philanthropic dwelling of over 950 households, people, companies, and organizations which have established charitable funds right here. Since inception, Gulf Coast has granted $473 million within the areas of well being and human companies, civic and financial improvement, schooling, arts and tradition, and the surroundings. Study extra at