Colts Receive $12,500 Grant From Dubuque Racing Association

August 18, 2014

When the Dubuque Racing Association announced their grant awards to local nonprofit organizations just before summer, the Colts Youth Organization was pleased to learn it received $12,500 for the purchase of Colt Cadets percussion instruments. This was the 18th consecutive year that the Colts received a grant of $5,000 or more from the DRA.

Those instruments were obviously put to good use as the Colt Cadets recently completed their season with a 10th place finish at the Drum Corps International Open Class Championships in Michigan City, Indiana.

The Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) is the nonprofit license holder for the Mystique and Diamond Jo casinos. Grants have been offered to area nonprofit organizations through a competitive submission process since 1985.

The two prior years, the DRA awarded the Colts the maximum amount offered with $40,000 in 2012 to purchase all-new uniforms for both the Colts and Colt Cadets, and $25,000 in 2013 for the completion of a new roof on the Colts Center at 11th & Central in downtown Dubuque.

Since 1987, the Colts have received grants from the DRA totaling over $350,000 for new instruments, vehicles, uniforms, souvenir trailer, computers and other equipment, and building improvements.

Thank you to the DRA for continuing to support the vision of the Colts Youth Organization and our mission to "use music & excellence to teach other about success in life."

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