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Liberty Lake, WA – The HUB Sports Center (HUB) is pleased to announce a $350,000 grant award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Murdock).  This award is allocated to the capital campaign for the purchase of the facility.

With this pledge, the capital campaign is almost 75% of our need at $3.2 million for the purchase of the facility, land and assets with over $2.3 million pledged and received.  (The goal is to raise $3.9 million with the additional $700,000 going toward an operating reserve fund to provide for current outreach programs as well as new initiatives.)

Murdock awards grants that help improve the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest and desires to nurture and enrich the educational, spiritual, cultural and social lives of individuals, families and communities.  The HUB organization is a great fit for the funding priorities of Murdock.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant.  The Murdock Trust carefully vets its applicants before making award decisions. We appreciate their vote of confidence in the HUB’s ability to be a positive impact in this community and the necessity of this facility for future generations.” Phil Champlin – Executive Director.

The capital campaign for the HUB Sports Center is currently active.  Opportunities to participate can be found at:

ABOUT THE HUB Sports Center – HUB Sports Center is a 501c3 nonprofit sports facility.  The HUB opened in 2007 and has operated with a positive cash flow since October 2010.  The over 66,000 sq. ft. of space is used for community events, outreach programs and athletic activities.  Our purpose is to provide events that have a positive impact on youth and the community.  Website:

ABOUT THE M. J. MURDOCK CHARITABLE TRUST – The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. Since its inception in 1975, the trust has awarded nearly 6,000 grants totaling more than $850 million. More information about the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, its mission and work can be found at www.murdock‐

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