Match Madness Open House & Euchre Tournament

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Match Madness Open House & Euchre Tournament

Join this match madness event and help the Mt. Vernon Community Wellness Center project include a 5,000 SF all-purpose space, rock climbing wall and larger track.

Open house from 3-6pm with euchre tournament starting at 3:30pm. 

What match? Dave Van Metre will match every community dollar given to the project by this July, up to a total of $500,000. That’s right, each individual commitment to the project will be doubled! You may even have an employer who will also match your charitable gift!

Why now? In addition to Mr. Van Metre’s July deadline, the project is currently being considered for a state Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant of up to $600,000. Project feedback from the CAT committee has been favorable, but they want to see more community support. The next grant awards will be made April 11, so support is needed now to demonstrate to the grant committee that the community is committed to this project.

What for? The fundraising goal of $1 million will allow the project to include the all-purpose space, rock climbing wall and larger track. The City already has $6.5 million secured for the project and with your help we can include these additional features. The vision is an all-purpose space will enhance the diverse culture of our community and provide space for large gatherings, receptions, dances, arts & craft shows, archery, indoor marching band, gymnastics or even drone/model airplane flying. Imagine the possibilities!

How do I help? Your commitment before April 11 will strengthen the CAT grant request and help reach the fundraising goal.

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Apr 07 2018


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Kernoustie Golf Club - Mount Vernon, Iowa
203 Country Club Drive


Mount Vernon Wellness Center
[email protected]