Parks & Recreation Department receives Grant from Dakota Hospital Foundation


VERMILLION, S.D. – Dakota Hospital Foundation has awarded the City of Vermillion Parks and Recreation department a $10,000 grant.

The grant submitted in October 2016 requested funds to be used for construction of the new basketball courts in Prentis Park including lighting on both courts. The grant request was approved for full funding.

“The Dakota Hospital Foundation has been very generous to Vermillion Parks and Recreation with their donation to help fund new basketball courts at Prentis Park. When completed, the park will have a variety of amenities for all citizens to enjoy,” said Jim Goblirsch, Parks and Recreation Director.

“DHF is excited to fund grant proposals that provide the community with added opportunities to engage in physical exercise, which in turn leads to improved health and wellness in the community,” said Linda Kogel, Vice President, Dakota Hospital Foundation Board.

The next open grant period for Dakota Hospital Foundation will be April 1 - 30, 2017. Learn more at

About Dakota Hospital Foundation Since its beginning in 1930, Dakota Hospital Foundation has fulfilled a mission dedicated to community health and wellness. The health care 'pioneers' who established Dakota Hospital Foundation (DHF) also nurtured a tradition of community health service leadership represented by today's Foundation members.

Pictured: Mark Froke and Andy Howe, Dakota Hospital Foundation board members present $10,000 grant check to Jim Goblirsch, Parks and Recreation Manager and John Prescott, City Manager, City of Vermillion

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