(MEDFORD, July 17, 2014) – The Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation has contributed a record-setting $22,975 to the City of Medford for youth program scholarships. A check was presented to Mayor Wheeler and the Medford City Council at their Noon meeting today.

"This funding will allow for over 500 youth to receive opportunities to participate in recreation programs, including swim lessons, tennis lessons, enrichment programming and day camp programs offered by the Medford Parks & Recreation Department", said Joe Brett, President of the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation.

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Since 2006, the Foundation has contributed over $120,175 towards
program scholarships, serving over 2,400 youth and their families.

Public parks are a good indicator of how much we care about ourselves, seniors, children and local families. They are one of the wisest long-term investments we can make in our community.

When we show interest in our parks, we attract and create jobs, build and enhance neighborhoods, and keep ourselves and our children healthy. Your gift to the Medford Parks Foundation is a critical part of that investment.

Donors can also send funds directly to the Foundation at:
PO Box 124, Medford, OR. 97501.