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Hutch Rec Foundation

Who We Are

Our Mission:

To support Hutch Rec by advocating for program improvements & recreational opportunities through charitable giving.

Our Vision:

To inspire charitable giving to enhance the park & recreation experience for all members of our community

Annual Giving Campaign

You or someone you love has almost certainly benefitted from one or more of the programs and initiatives offered by Hutch Rec. We ask for your help toward making these types of opportunities available to even more people in Reno County. Please consider supporting the Hutch Rec Foundation through an online gift.

Foundation Members

Hutch Rec Foundation

Past & Future Projects

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Summer 2000:

Created the Salty Dog Triathlon as a fund-raiser for the Hutch Rec youth scholarship fund

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May 2015

Salt City Criterium Classic, a two-day bicycle race in Downtown Hutchinson

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Summer 2015

More involvement in neighborhood development projects across Hutchinson

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Fall 2018

Partnership with Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Foundation to present the Happy Birthday Hutch birthday party celebration

Hutch Rec Foundation

Our History

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    1992 Formation

    Recognizing the importance of non-tax revenues for the Commission’s activities, the Hutchinson Recreation Commission (HRC) formed the Recreate for Life Foundation in 1992 to provide support to HRC by helping improve Hutchinson’s recreation and leisure services and the quality of life for its residents.

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    1990's Projects

    Major projects in the 1990s include: Purchase of Keller Leisure Arts Center (now known as Hutch Rec Downtown at 17 E. 1st); assistance with development of Teen Center; Development and purchase of equipment for the Wellness Center; provided funding for youth scholarships

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    July 2015 Name Change

    Recreate for Life Foundation changed its name to the Hutch Rec Foundation

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    October 2016

    Joined the National Association of Park Foundations

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    Fall 2016 Nominations

    Re-wrote by-laws that included five nominated trustees to serve on the Foundation board; joined the National Association of Park Foundations

Donate Today!

Help support our cause today by sending a check to our offices at 17 E 1st Ave Hutchinson, KS 67501 addressed to “Hutch Rec Foundation”