The Town of Mammoth Lakes annually awards funds to supplement organized, non-profit and self-sustaining youth sports programs that may be in need of additional funding to provide enhanced programming or to foster greater participation from low-income residents.
Funding had been reduced in previous years. In 2015 the Town Council approved additional one-time funds to meet the needs of the groups. At the conclusion of the 2015 award, staff approached Mono County Supervisor for District 5, Stacy Corless with the intent to implement a more collaborative, streamlined and efficient funding process that would jointly serve the youth in both Mammoth Lakes and Mono County. In August of 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of $6,000 for youth sports funding in lieu of funding the youth organizations through the county nonprofit grant program.
The addition of county funding provided $34,800 of available funding for award through the 2016 Town of Mammoth Lakes Youth Sports Funding Program. In 2016, the total amount of money requested by county-wide youth sports funding organizations was $56,200.
On April 5, 2016 the Recreation Commission by motion (5-0) approved the 2016 Youth Sports Funding recommendations as identified below. On May 4, 2016 Town Council unanimously approved the funding recommendation.
- Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra $900.00
- Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association $2,000.00
- Mammoth AYSO $9,000.00
- Mammoth Lakes Swim Team $3,700.00
- Mammoth Youth Football $5,000.00
- Mammoth Youth Hockey $2,500.00
- Mono County Little League $3,700.00
- Mammoth Club Volleyball $2,000.00
- MUSD Husky Club $6,000.00