The Centennial Tigers received official notification Jan. 8, 2020, that they were awarded a $500 grant from the Colorado Womens Sports Fund Association (CWSFA). Representatives from the Tigers will accept the check at a formal banquet ceremony on Jan. 26 in Ft. Collins, Colo.
“We are so appreciative of the work you do in our community to support the Mission Statement of the CWSFA,” said CWSFA President Patty Harsch. “Here’s hoping this money will further that cause.”
The Tigers submitted their grant request in early December. These funds will go toward the cost of uniforms, gear and field rentals for the 2020 season, ultimately helping further growth of women in sport in Colorado without the extra financial burden.
“2020 is shaping up to be a great year for the Centennial Tigers,” said President Sara Rohner. “Launching a new team is hard work, and securing funds for all the initial costs is daunting. But we are excelling and working hard to get costs covered so that our players don’t have to foot the bills.”
In addition to the CWSFA grant, a special donor sent $2,000 from Australian-based Computershare so the Tigers could purchase their new uniforms, and The Footy Factory founder John McCully recently sent four footies, a footy carrying bag, and water bottles to the US without any cost to the Tigers.
“Thank you to everyone who has had a hand in the success of this club so far—without you, there would be no us,” added Rohner.
The CWSFA is dedicated to creating opportunities for girls and women to participate in sports, and encouraging and supporting their lifetime appreciation of and participation in athletics. For more information, visit https://cwsfa.org.