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County Executive to Award more than $16,000 to Brooksie Way Minigrants Recipients on Monday

Public Date: 3/18/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Waterford, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will hold a news conference on Monday to award checks totaling more than $16,000 to winners of the latest round of grants from the Brooksie Way Minigrant program.

The news conference is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, in the first floor lobby of the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Patterson will be handing checks to the representatives from the 14 projects who will receive funding through the Brooksie Way Minigrant program.
Support from HealthPlus of Michigan, the presenting sponsor for the Brooksie Way Half Marathon – set for Oct. 2 in Rochester Hills – helps make the minigrant program possible. A representative from HealthPlus will also be present to assist in the check presentation. Patterson created the Brooksie Way Minigrant program to use race proceeds 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, Grant applications are accepted and reviewed three times a year – April 1, Aug. 1 and Dec. 1.
Since its inception, the Brooksie Way Minigrant program has distributed more than $50,000 to support health and fitness activities for Oakland County groups.