Bob Weiner sponsors Council grants worth $5000 to benefit Brandywine and Concord High Schools
Councilman Bob Weiner is pleased to announce that the Brandywine High School Tennis Group and the Concord High School Rowing Club received grants totaling $5000 after their requests for grant funding were made to New Castle County Council. “As County Councilman for the Second District, I am honored to sponsor the grant requests on behalf of these programs. Each request was passed unanimously by County Council” stated Weiner
“As you may know I am a strong supporter of our schools and continue to support the importance that sports plays in the lives of our student-athletes. I also recognize the important work that you do to support the children participating in these wonderful programs,” said Weiner. “I am a graduate of Brandywine High School class of 1968 and I greatly appreciate the benefit and cultural enrichment provided by these programs.”Greg Stein, Science Teacher and Coach for Brandywine High School stated, “Our program welcomes all students to join the program with a no cut policy and encourages students from the community to participate. The financial assistance from County Council is greatly appreciated.Marie Peters, Head Coach for Concord Rowing Club stated “We are entirely self-funded. Our team is very appreciative of your support.” Mr. Stein states that the Tennis Club intends to purchase equipment with their grant of $2500, equipment such as ball feeder machines to work on form and techniques. “Our program competes against 13 other public and private schools allowing students to build network connections and to develop personal pride in their achievements” said Stein. Concord Rowing Club will use their $2500 grant to purchase a new motor and coxbox to help their program become a successful program. Coaches coach from a motorized launch and the coxswains use the coxbox to communicate with the crew. For additional information, please contact the Office of Councilman Robert Weiner at 302-395-8362.
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