The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation is recognized as a leader in making the region a healthy, vital place and in ensuring every child has an opportunity to play sports. We accomplish that through our scholarship program, our advocacy, our events, and by providing financial services to other sports and recreational organizations.
The need is great. Local governments have found it increasingly difficult to fund sports activities and facilities. At the same time, demand is rising rapidly. The Sports Foundation is the conduit through which businesses and residents can help fill the void.
The purpose of the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation is to provide funding — by mobilizing public support and financial resources — to improve and expand sports and athletic facilities for Wenatchee Valley parks, trails, facilities and recreation programs.
Board of Directors
We are governed by a respected board of community leaders. As such, we have an excellent working knowledge of community needs.
President: Bob Siderius
Vice president: Anthony McCarty
Secretary: Greg Jones
Treasurer: Matt Kearny
Francisco “Frank” Cuevas
In 2008, the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation was started to serve as a conduit for grants, scholarships and fundraising that would increase sporting opportunities for all in the region.
Prior to that, the Wenatchee Valley Sports Council oversaw those duties. But a change in tax laws meant the community would be better served if the Sports Foundation was formed.
Today, the Sports Council focuses strictly on marketing and promotion.
The people of the Wenatchee Valley recognize parks, trails and recreation facilities are vital for community health, economic development, and connectivity, and demonstrate a strong park stewardship ethic.
Improve What We Have
The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation is focusing its first five years of operation on raising public awareness and rehabilitating existing parks, athletic and recreation facilities, and trails.
Connectivity: Increase Public and Private Business Awareness
The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation seeks to engage community and build community, public and private business relationships through opportunities such as challenge grants, volunteer activities, public awareness, and investment opportunities.
Philanthropy – The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation generously invests in Wenatchee Valley parks, athletic and recreation facilities, trails and recreation programs.
Education & Promotion -- The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation is well informed about the importance of parks, athletic and recreation facilities, trails & recreation activities, and knows about opportunities for investment.
Financial Support -- The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation improves our system of parks, trails & recreation programs, and ensures the long-term operations and maintenance of the facilities.
Organizational Capacity -- The Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation has the capacity to sustain its operations.
Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation
5 S. Wenatchee Ave. Suite 100
Wenatchee, Wa. 98801