For Immediate Release | June 16, 2020
Colorado Lottery Recognizes the Town of Avon Destination Jump, Splash for
Excellence in the Use of Lottery Funds
Lottery proceeds recently passed $3.5 billion
Avon, CO – Colorado Lottery Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects. For fiscal year 2020, the Lottery recognizes the Town of Avon Destination Jump, Splash project with a Starburst Award. Colorado Lottery proceeds recently passed $3.5 billion.
The project completed a goal to create a destination playground that offers the newest and most dynamic play features while utilizing the natural stream that flows through the playground site. The new playground was designed to engage youth and adults together in traditional play, non-traditional play and provide safe opportunities to interact with nature and stream flows. The project was made possible in part thanks to a GOCO grant of $350,000.
Nearly $5 million in Lottery funds are represented in 11 winning projects distributed statewide through grants via Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF), Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST).
"With so many projects funded with Lottery dollars, it's sometimes easy to forget all the different types of outdoor projects that result from Lottery revenue,” said Tom Seaver, director of the Colorado Lottery. “This year's Starburst Awards showcase the diverse uses of Lottery money -- ballfields, bike parks, playgrounds, riparian zones, and of course, massive land purchases. These Starburst awards demonstrate just a fraction of the ways Lottery dollars are going to work wherever and however Coloradans like to play."
Starburst Award submissions include programs and projects such as parks, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, land conservation, trail enhancement, open space acquisition, wildlife natural resource preservation, and public school improvements.
About Colorado Lottery:
Since 1983, the Colorado Lottery has returned more than $3.5 billion to outdoor projects through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund, and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Proceeds from sales of Colorado Lottery games – Scratch, Powerball, Mega Millions, Colorado Lotto+, Lucky for Life, Cash 5, and Pick 3 – enhance, protect, improve parks, trails, and open space in Colorado. For more information, visit coloradolottery.com.
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