Looks to Community Foundation during Expansion Efforts
Curiosity surrounding the history of sports in Chautauqua County is growing, and an organization that specializes in local sports history is looking to ride the rising tide of interest.
The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, located at 15 W. Third Street, Jamestown, has been a fixture of the community since 1980, and was organized to preserve and honor Chautauqua County’s sports celebrities.
Hall of Fame President Ron Melquist says membership is growing, and their displays and collections are exceeding the space they currently utilize.
At their July, 2011 board meeting, the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors agreed that establishing a Non-Endowment Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation was the best way to gather the necessary funds to use towards expansion.
That sentiment was echoed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors, who voted unanimously to establish the Non-Endowment Fund at their July meeting.
The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Non-Endowed Fund provides a method for area residents or businesses to make a charitable donation to this community betterment project. The Community Foundation ensures the money distributed from the Fund is used solely for the purpose intended.
To make a tax-deductible donation towards the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame project, simply visit the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s website at www.crcfonline.org, click on the “Donate Now” link, and use the keyword “sport”. Checks can also be sent to the Community Foundation at 418 Spring Street, Jamestown, NY.