WESTFIELD - The NorthLake Family Recreation Center has received a grant from the Lakeshore Savings Community Reinvestment Fund for the renovation of two natural turf fields at the facility in Westfield.
The Lakeshore Savings Reinvestment Fund has been established to provide funding for a variety of community organizations within the bank's area of service. The grant will be used for fertilizations, aeration, over-seeding and weed control on two of NorthLake's four natural grass fields. All work will be performed by volunteers beginning in April with grant funds used for needed materials.
The NorthLake Family Recreation Center, which was incorporated in 1997, is a private, non-profit corporation run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors provides facilities for soccer, baseball, basketball and volleyball at the facility on Nichols Ave., Westfield. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in the Northern Chautauqua County area by providing facilities and programs where people of all ages can enjoy a variety of recreational activities safely, inexpensively and in a wholesome environment.
Lakeshore Savings Branch Manager Adam Dimitri, left, presents a check to NorthLake Treasurer Paul White, right.
Approximately 500 youth participate in various team sports at the facility annually, with several thousand spectators and casual users enjoying the grounds as well.
The center is recognized under section 501 (C) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service and all contributions are tax deductible. The center continues to seek donations for this and other projects to improve youth recreational opportunities.
Additional information can be found on the NorthLake website at www.northlakerec.org.