At an event celebrating 20 years of K21 Health Foundation working in Kosciusko County, our president and CEO, Rich Haddad, announced that our Board of Directors approved a pledge of $1 million dollars towards the construction of an ice rink in the community. The directors made the commitment believing that an ice rink would be a game-changer for Kosciusko County, providing a place for residents to be physically active during winter months, as well as a variety of other types of activities during the remaining seasons. The primary condition given with the pledge was that the facility would need to be centrally located in the county, so all residents could gain access easily to the facility.

We are excited to announce that at our most recent board meeting, our directors approved a request submitted by the Town of Winona Lake for the construction of an ice rink pavilion that when completed, will become a wintertime destination for both residents of Kosciusko County and the region. In fact, our directors were so excited about the plan, they approved an additional $500,000 above the original commitment, for a total of $1.5 million. This is one the largest grants K21 has ever done!

“We see Winona Lake as a great spot for an ice rink,” said K21 Chairman Andrew Grossnickle. “They have worked hard to pursue amenities that are used by those living in the community and in Kosciusko County and an ice rink will be an amazing addition. We were impressed by the plan they submitted and look forward to partnering with the town to help bring this dream to reality.”

More details on the development timeline and visuals will be coming soon when the Town of Winona Lake makes their announcement of the full plan.