A screen grab of an artist’s rendition of the proposed accessible splash pad that will soon come to Stonewall. Fundraising for the splash pad is currently underway courtesy of the Kin Clubs of Stonewall and community members. (Submitted)
The Kin Clubs of Stonewall are well on their way to making a big splash after winning the Sunova Golf Classic funding contest March 14.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support such an important organization not only in the community of Stonewall, but in the region,” Sunova Credit Union President and CEO Ed Bergen said, in a prepared statement. “The Kinsmen do great work in their community and we are happy to be a part of it.”
The prize will see the club receive all of the proceeds of the 13th annual Sunova Golf Classic, which will be held at the Pinawa Golf and Country Club on June 8.
According to Sunova, the funding amount is a minimum of $20,000, which will be used to help build an accessible splash pad in Stonewall.
“We are so thankful for Sunova’s generosity,” said Chris Luellman, chair of the Stonewall splash pad project, in a prepared statement. “This donation puts us that much closer to our goal of $250,000 to build an accessible splash pad at the Kinsmen lake.”
The club entered Sunova’s competition by submitting a short video about the project. The club was then chosen as a finalist, with two other organizations.
Many people from around the Interlake and beyond helped vote it to the top of the contest by sharing the video, until the competition closed on March 9.
According to its submitted video, the club has already raised more than $75,000 through grants and donations. On the club’s official website it said the construction of the new splash pad may begin in September.