Bank involved in effort to obtain grant for stadium project

A Grand Junction bank was successful in obtaining a grant to help fund a stadium redevelopment project.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka awarded a $25,000 grant to the Grand Junction Baseball Committee to help fund the project at Lincoln Park. The grant was awarded through the Joint Opportunities for Building Success program. Home Loan State Bank, a member of FHL Bank, applied for the grant.

“We are thrilled and honored that FHL Bank has deemed this project acceptable for grant funding. Their organization recognized the improvements will benefit our community for many generations to come,” said Jamie Hamilton, president of the Grand Junction Baseball Committee and tournament chairman of the Junior College Baseball World Series, which is played at Suplizio Field in Lincoln Park.

Craig Springer, president of Home Loan State Bank, said he was proud the bank played a role in obtaining the funding. “It’s a great feeling to know we can be a part of helping our community through this venue.”

The grant program assists member banks in promoting growth and development in their communities. Home Loan State Bank also requested a $25,000 grant awarded in 2005 to the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction.