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Posted on: March 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] T-Mobile Unveils Rock Island as one of the next 25 Hometown Grants recipients


T-Mobile announces Rock Island as one of the 25 small towns winning Hometown Grants...

Today T-Mobile announces Rock Island as one of the 25 small towns winning Hometown Grants to jumpstart vital community development projects to re-energize these towns and build upon what makes them unique. Rock Island’s $50,000 grant will go towards installing field lighting for youth baseball diamond and multi-purpose field to complete renovation of historic Douglas Park to provide recreation and sports opportunities for the community.


“Douglas Park has such a significant sports history, and this gift will help complete the park’s renovations to ensure it is a welcoming space for our community to enjoy superior recreational and sports opportunities for years to come,” said Mike Thoms, Mayor of Rock Island. 


Launched in April 2021, T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kickstart important new community development projects.  Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns.


T-Mobile Hometown Grants is just one of the many initiatives underscoring T-Mobile’s commitment to rural America.  More than just bringing wireless, T-Mobile wants to be part of the community and help small towns thrive.  


T-Mobile and Rock Island will host an official check presentation Monday, March 28 at 6:45 p.m. CT on the third floor of the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1528 3rd Ave. Media and the public are welcome to attend.

Hometown Grant Press Release
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