A program created nearly seven years ago to provide local youth with tools to live healthy lifestyles has been awarded a community service grant from MGM Grand National Harbor.
The Prince George’s County-based “Strive 2 Tri,” which has received several similar awards and recognition and is the first youth-focused USA Triathlon Club in the county, has been creating multi-sport opportunities for youth ages 7 to 15 since 2011.
“Strive can’t thank the MGM Grand National Harbor enough for its recent grant awarding,” said Tarus Nelson, Strive 2 Tri executive director. “It is during the season of giving that we see good being done for the community and the MGM Grand has shown its commitment towards facilitating healthy lifestyle choices for the youth of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.”
MGM Grand National Harbor, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has focused on helping various community-based organizations in both Prince George’s County and the Washington Metropolitan region. The entertainment-based resort located in Oxon Hill, Md., recognized Strive as an integral part of the county’s emphasis on youth health and wellness.
Since 2016, Strive has received numerous grants, including from county Councilman Obie Patterson (District 8), USA Triathlon (multi-year) and the Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhood Initiative.
The organization will expand its programming this year to combat the issues that negatively affect residents in at-risk neighborhoods.