Three South County Organizations Receive Grant Money From Crofton Developers
The Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA), Davidsonville Family Recreation Center (DFRC) and South River High School Booster Club were recently awarded a total of $32,500 from developers of the Enclave at Reidel Pond in Crofton.
According to an article in the July-August issue of the Davidsonville Area Civic Association’s (DACA) The Villager, in 2005, Torrey Jacobsen, then president, now vice president of the Greater Crofton Council (GCC) negotiated a deal with the developers of the Enclave. Jacobsen persuaded its member communities not to oppose certain aspects of the development in exchange for grants to county and community organizations.
In 2005, Davidsonville resident Dave Gray was DACA’s representative on the GCC. Gray worked to include the Davisonville Athletic Association, Davidsonville Family Recreation Center and the South River High School Booster club among the beneficiaries of the grants.
A total of 26 area organizations received $554,500. Individually, DAA and DFRC received $7,500. The South River High School Booster Club was awarded $17,500. Other recipients included Crofton-area elementary, middle and high schools, the Arundel Fire House and local rec and sports organizations.
An email sent from DAA president Jay Foran said the group is currently looking into how best to spend the money so that it benefits the entire organization. Ideas include upgrades to the concession building.
For a complete list of community organizations that received awards visit www.greatercroftoncouncil.org.