Colts Receive Grant From Dubuque Racing Association

June 15, 2019

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When the Dubuque Racing Association announced their grant awards to local nonprofit organizations this year, the Colts Youth Organization was pleased to learn it received $5,000 for the purchase of a new Thermo King refrigeration unit for the Colts mobile kitchen. This was the 23rd consecutive year that the Colts received a grant from the DRA. The Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) is the nonprofit license holder for Q Casino and Diamond Jo Casino. Grants have been offered to area nonprofit organizations through a competitive submission process since 1985.

Last year, a grant for technology equipment for the Colts conference room transformed the way the organization conducts board meetings. A full audio/video suite was added so board members participating from areas outside of Dubuque are able to stay engaged in the dialog throughout the monthly meetings.

In the past few years, the Colts received grants from the DRA that assisted with the purchase of a custom tent for our souvenir marketplace, percussion equipment for the Colts Cadets, and new uniforms for both corps in their 50th anniversary season in 2013.

Since 1987, the Colts have received grants from the DRA totaling over $385,000 for new instruments, uniforms, vehicles and trailers, computers, 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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