Charlestown Little League Receives $5,000 from MCCA

June 6, 2013
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Charlestown Little League will benefit from a $5,000 grant from a Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) grant.

MCCA Executive Director James E. Rooney, said the grant to Little League is part of $120,000 in community grants and $10,000 in academic scholarships to 24  Boston nonprofits and four Massachusetts hospitality students at the Authority’s annual awards luncheon on May 29.

In addition to the Charlestown grant the MCCA plans to donate $10,000 from the Community Partnership Grants fund to One Fund Boston in support of the victims of the  April 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy.

The awards were distributed as part of the MCCA’s Community Partnership and Hospitality Scholarship Fund, a two-part program established and sponsored by the MCCA and former  State Senator Jack Hart. The program is funded by revenue generated from consumer shows held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The goal of the program is for all of Boston’s neighborhoods to benefit from the work of the MCCA as well as to provide  workforce development support for Massachusetts students entering the hospitality industry.

“We understand the importance of the extensive number of nonprofits who work tirelessly to serve all of Boston’s diverse neighborhoods,” said Rooney.  “Our Community Partnership  Grants program is a way for the MCCA to reward these nonprofits for the positive contributions they are making to Boston and its collection of neighborhoods.  The grants are also a way to ensure that the organizations receive the funding that allows them to  continue to make our city’s communities better places to live, work and enjoy.”

Each nonprofit was awarded a $5,000 grant and each student was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Since the program launched in 2007, the MCCA has awarded more than $647,845 in  grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations in Boston and $65,000 in academic scholarships to local students.