State of Play:
Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes

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Aspen supports the Rochester Area Community Foundation as it activates State of Play: Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates Counties.

Since the release of the State of Play: Greater Rochester & the Finger Lakes report, the initiative has made significant progress in the following ways:

  • The Rochester Area Community Foundation has completed their first round of Legacy Fund grants in Youth Sports, awarding $329,000 to 20 organizations that together serve over 6,500 kids.

  • Rochester Challenger Miracle Baseball, highlighted in the report, received a grant of over $400,000 to build out and operate Rochester’s only adaptive youth baseball park.

  • The State of Play report noted that “Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes have the ingredients to be a hub for action sports.” With funding support from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the State of New York, the city council unanimously approved the construction of the $2 million Roc City Skatepark.

  • The city of Rochester is creating a Corridor of Play, connecting the Strong Museum of Play to the city’s Riverway with fun, free play elements for families.

Do you want to help activate? Contact: Martin Fox

martin.fox@aspeninstitute.org.