SORBA Jax was recently awarded a $10,000 Seeding Grant from REI in January. In March REI is opening it's first Florida location in Jacksonville at the Town Center. Before moving into the community REI offered local outdoor based organizations the opportunity to apply for this grant. SORBA Jax was one of the lucky grant recipients! We'll use the funds for an equipment trailer, materials for some upcoming erosion projects, and to supply lunch to volunteers at upcoming projects.
The check was presented by REI Store Manger Kara Montgomery at a recent movie screening of Reveal The Path, a genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover.
SORBA Jax and REI will also be partnering in an upcoming work day at Hanna Park to extend the Z trail.
On behalf of all of Jacksonville, SORBA Jax would like to extend a warm welcome to REI. We are very excited to have you in the neighborhood!
The above photo has REI Store Manager Kara Montgomery holding the check with SORBA Jax President Dan Zaffuto.