Mathews programs awarded grant

The Mathews varsity girls basketball and softball teams have received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Mark Bockelman of Trumbull County.

The donation will help the organizations purchase items for the basketball and softball teams.

“I want the girls’ basketball and softball teams to have the same opportunities that other local districts have by being able to readily have training equipment,” Bockelman said.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort.

Both teams expressed their thanks to Bockelman for thinking of them.