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Southern Prairie YMCA receives grant to support scholarships from ITC Midwest

Southern Prairie (SP) YMCA in Creston has received a $10,000 grant from ITC Midwest to support membership scholarships for Union County residents with financial needs. Approximately 40 percent of SPYMCA members are eligible for scholarships.

“We are pleased to have the support from ITC, so that more people in Union County can take advantage of the activities and programming offered at Southern Prairie YMCA,” said Dana Dodge, CEO of Southern Prairie YMCA.

Through the ITC Charitable Giving Program, ITC Midwest makes contributions to local nonprofits as part of the company’s commitment to the many communities it serves. ITC supports qualified nonprofit organizations whose programs and projects emphasize the company’s focus on education, environmental stewardship, social services and health and wellness.

“ITC is pleased to provide this funding to Southern Prairie YMCA to support its scholarship program,” said ITC Midwest Local Government and Community Affairs Regional Manager Troy Weary. “The greater Creston area and Union County have been highly supportive of ITC’s efforts to improve the regional electric transmission system. We’re pleased to give back to the community and support scholarships for those in need to participate in the activities and programs offered at Southern Prairie YMCA.”

The SPYMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The organization is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as its guide, those leading the organization believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when everyone works together to invest in kids, health and neighbors. That’s why every day, the Y staff works side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. When someone belongs to a Y, they belong to a community of men, women and children who strive every day to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Together, they make a difference.

ITC Midwest LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. ITC Midwest operates more than 6,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. ITC’s focus on transmission and grid development drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders.

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