Colts Receive Grant From Dubuque Racing Association

August 19, 2022

Colts Check From DRA

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 $13,000 to support the launch of the Colts World Percussion program. In the past few years, the Colts received grants from the DRA that assisted with the purchase of a used semi tractor for Colt Cadets, a new refrigeration unit for the Colts kitchen trailer, and A/V technology for our remodeled conference room.

Since 1987, the Colts have received grants from the DRA totaling over $400,000 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."

Pictured (from left): Alan Kiser, Colts World Percussion Director; Alex Dixon, CEO of Q Casino and DRA; and Wendy Runde, General Manager of Diamond Jo Casino


The DRA, through its gaming and entertainment facilities provides for social, economic and community betterment and lessens the burden of Dubuque city and area government, while contributing to the growth and viability of Dubuque area tourism. The organization has been a vital part of the community since its inception in 1985 and is operated by a volunteer board comprised of 21 directors who work together to guide operations of Q Casino. The DRA holds the license for casino-gaming operations of Q Casino and is also the co-licensee for the Diamond Jo Casino, both of which are located in Dubuque. For more information on DRA and its community-minded mission, visit the DRA website.

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