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LCRA awards $10,385 grant to Rotary Club of Austin County for disc golf course

New course will be open to visitors of all ages, skill levels

April 28, 2022

An LCRA representative presents a $10,385 grant to the Rotary Club of Austin County to help build a disc golf course. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Charlie Wade, Sealy Convention and Visitors Bureau director; Kate Ramzinski, LCRA Regional Affairs representative; Russ Rainwater, Rotary Club past president and member; and Chelsea Humes, Rotary Club president.

SEALY, Texas – Austin County residents and visitors soon will have a new way to enjoy the outdoors at Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park, thanks to a new disc golf course being built with aid from a Lower Colorado River Authority grant. The $10,385 LCRA Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with about $2,600 in matching funds, will allow the Rotary Club of Austin County to construct the new course. Visitors of all ages and skill levels can play disc golf, whether they come to spend some time with friends, reap the health benefits of a trip through the course or perfect their game, said Chelsea Humes, president of the Rotary Club of Austin County. “This is a sport that anyone can play,” Humes said. “You don’t have to be athletic – just ready to go out and enjoy the fresh air. This sport is quickly picking up in popularity here, and we look forward to having a course we can be proud to go and play.” Disc golf is played like regular golf, except a flying plastic disc is used instead of a traditional golf club and ball. The discs are tossed in a series of baskets along the course, with the goal being to throw the disc as few times as possible to complete the course. Humes said there is a desire for more entertainment in the Sealy area, and a disc golf course will help answer that call, both for those looking to have some time to themselves and those bringing a group to play. She said the course will be particularly welcome by teenagers looking to get outdoors. Additionally, as a well-designed full course, the site could host competitions and draw visitors from other communities to Sealy. Humes said the group hopes to open the course by this fall. The community grant is one of 36 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit lcra.org.

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