Tomahawk Together receives Green Bay Packers Foundation grant for Our Dream Park
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – A Tomahawk non-profit organization recently received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation that will go towards revitalizing one of the city’s parks.
Tomahawk Together has worked to support families and youth in the community for more than three decades, and for the last roughly 18 months, the organization has had its sights set on the construction of an all-inclusive playground at Washington Square Park, also known as “Toddler Park,” on N. 4th St.
The organization has dubbed the new playground “Our Dream Park.”
Although Our Dream Park is still in the planning stages, it will include playground equipment designed for children of all ages and abilities, as well as a splash pad and various other amenities geared towards youth and adults alike.
The new playground is expected to carry a substantial price tag, however, with a large portion of the funds being raised through donations.
This is where the Green Bay Packers Foundation comes in.
On Thursday, Dec. 8 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Carlie Meyers and Christi Lobermeier were presented with a check for $7,000.00 from the foundation.
A total of 243 organizations from across the state, including Tomahawk Together, received grants ranging from $4,000.00 to $8,000.00 this year. Funds were awarded to organizations focusing on animal welfare, health and wellness, drug/alcohol abuse and violence prevention, civic and community engagement and the environment.
Several other area organizations received grants, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes Chapter in Oneida County and the Langlade County Humane Society.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded a record $1.25 million in grants in 2022, and more than $19 million has been allocated throughout Wisconsin since the foundation’s inception in 1986.
“We were truly humbled to be amongst the many amazing organizations today that were awarded a total of $1.25 million,” Tomahawk Together said in a Facebook post announcing the grant award. “Thank you Green Bay Packer Foundation for supporting Wisconsin communities.”
To learn more about Tomahawk Together and Our Dream Park, visit www.bit.ly/3Yjf7ac.