Columbus Ice

May 19, 2017

CAFF priorities met: Engaging Youth and Young People

Elizabeth Blaser wanted to take on a project that would provide the community with another option for a safe and entertaining recreational activity for people of all ages. She sought the help of the Columbus Area Future Fund, formerly Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund, to design and build an outdoor public ice skating recreational area and warming shelter. Currently, Platte county residents need to travel an hour or more outside of the community to enjoy this type of activity, and Elizabeth’s proposal would bring the fun close to home. CAFF granted $2,500 to this project, which is slated for completion in late 2017/early 2018. Elizabeth’s plan covers everything from the building materials to the marketing, and it is her hope that the finished product will further unite the community around a fun activity. According to her, “The availability of recreational facilities and programs such as Columbus Ice will further help to bring people together and preserve the sense of community and small town charm that is vital to Columbus’ success.” Liz is pictured here with members of CAFF at the future site of Columbus Ice.



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The Columbus Area Future Fund (formerly Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund) is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation and strives to build a community endowment to promote local leadership development, entrepreneurship, youth engagement and community philanthropy.  Your gift will be used to advance those efforts and ensure dollars are available locally for use in determining our region’s future.

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P.O. Box 1734
Columbus, NE 68602

The Columbus Area Future Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit corporation. 

The Columbus Area Future Fund is a founding member of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council.

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