Crowdfunding in Brown County

Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA launch crowdfunding campaign for
Brown County Pickleball Club Court Project

$50,000 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative

NASHVILLE, Ind. (May 15, 2024) – Brown County residents will soon have a dedicated space for pickleball if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $50,000 by July 14, 2024. If successful, the project led by the Brown County Pickleball Club, Inc. will receive a matching grant as part of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.

“We are thrilled at the prospect of opening a new space for Brown County residents to enjoy the benefits of physical activity,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Physical activity has an immense impact on one’s health and quality of life. These pickleball courts will make physical activity more accessible, attainable and fun for the community by expanding an increasingly popular sport in Nashville.”

Funds from this campaign will be used to hire local contractors to construct up to eight new pickleball courts in a new, state-of-the-art facility at Deer Run Park.

“Pickleball courts in Brown County will not only match the recreational offerings of our neighboring communities, it will enhance our status as a major tourist destination, driving economic benefits to our local retailers and lodging facilities,” said Danny Key, president of the Brown County Pickleball Club.

Since the CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $10.8 million in public funds and an additional $9.1 million in matching IHCDA funds. The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and local units of government are eligible to apply. Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.

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