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Second Round of Brooksie Way Minigrants to be Awarded on Tuesday

Public Date: 9/13/2010 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing & Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Waterford, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will announce the recipients of a Brooksie Way Minigrant during a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The news conference will be held in the first floor lobby of the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Patterson will be handing checks to representatives from the 11 projects who will receive funding through the Brooksie Way Minigrant program.

Patterson created the program to use proceeds from the Brooksie Way Half Marathon to promote healthy, active lifestyles for Oakland County residents. Minigrants are awarded three times a year. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Brooksie Way website, www.thebrooksieway.com. The applications are accepted and reviewed three times a year - April 1, Aug. 1 and Dec. 1.

Support from HealthPlus of Michigan, the presenting sponsor for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon - set for Oct. 3 - helps make the minigrant program possible. A representative from HealthPlus will also be present to assist in the check presentation.

In May, minigrants totaling $7,725 helped fund nine Oakland County projects.​