Bowling Green Community Foundation

BG community groups are awarded annual grants

By JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN BG Independent News   With the help of local grants, middle school girls will get a chance to dissect sharks, a team of hockey players will no longer look like misfits on the ice, and volunteers with Habitat won’t have to worry about falling off roofs. More than $43,000 was awarded Wednesday by the Bowling Green Community Foundation. “Man, that was a lot,” Kristin Otley, a member of the foundation board, said after all the grants were handed out. “We support such wonderful, diverse programs,” Otley said. The local grants are also assisted by the Toledo Community Foundation. “We read your proposals and they were just amazing,” she told the grant recipients. The BG Community Foundation holds a golf outing at Stone Ridge in the summer to raise funds for the annual grants. Following is a list of the programs granted funding for this year: BG American Association of University Women was given $1,020 to fund Tech Trek 2018. The one-week residential science, technology, engineering and math program for eighth grade girls from Bowling Green Middle School allows the girls to spend the week at BGSU. John Roberts Zibbel described how the students get to learn…