February 13, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation recently awarded $21,278 in grants, thanks to the Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund for Amateur Sports:
757 Swim – $5,000
New Kent High School Wrestling – $5,000
Triangle Skateboard Alliance – $4,000
Lafayette High School Volleyball – $2,278
Grafton High School Wrestling – $5,000
Ben Altshuler was a longtime Williamsburg resident who had a passion for amateur sports, in particular wrestling. Upon his passing in 2007, a memorial endowment fund was created from his estate to support amateur sports as well as Ben’s other passion – increasing access to transportation so more people can participate fully in the life of the community. Since its creation, the Altshuler Fund has distributed over $300,000 in grants to the community.
The Altshuler Fund supports high school wrestling and other amateur sports programs that are not typically accessible to the general public. In addition to wrestling, previous Altshuler grants have been awarded to programs for rowing, mountain biking, and tennis.
The six grant recipients this year will use their funding for a variety of purposes. Club swim team 757 Swim will provide full and partial scholarships to swimmers with financial need. Triangle Skateboard Alliance will use its grant for skateboard and safety equipment for their summer camps.