Zorra Now | Spring 2023 13 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION The Zorra Multi-Use Courts Committee is working towards bringing multi-use courts to Thamesford! The courts will be used to play basketball, ball hockey, pickleball, and tennis, and will serve as a community hub for all Township of Zorra residents to enjoy. Committee members Andrew Goodwin, Brenda Carnahan, Julie Riley, Libby Wilkinson, Kate Lockhart, Rebecca Ruddy, and Deputy Mayor Katie Grigg have been working hard to fundraise for the multi-use courts. The total cost of the project is approximately $266,500.00 with the Township of Zorra Council committing nearly $80,000.00 to the project (once the remaining funds have been raised). This means that the ZMCC and the community need to fundraise approximately $186,000.00 for the courts! ZORRA MULTI-USE COURTS COMMITTEE To raise money for the multi-use courts, the committee has hosted pickleball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, Christmas craft markets, and sold Cinnabons - just to name a few of their past fundraisers! The Zorra community has also been doing their part to help fundraise for the multi-use courts. Sugar Bloom Floral in Embro donated $100.00 from their Valentine's Day sales to the multi-use courts project this winter. Take a look at the updated fundraising thermometer to see the fundraising progress! In March, the Thamesford Lions Club donated $50,000.00 to the multi-use courts project!! This generous donation brings the committee a big step closer in their fundraising goal and has brought the Lions Club to "partner" level donation status. This donation is another example of how the Lions Club works towards improving their communities. Without groups like the Thamesford Lions Club, this project would not be possible! On behalf of the Zorra Multi-Use Courts Committee and Council, we would like to extend a big thank you to the Thamesford Lions for this donation! Thank you for doing your part Thamesford Lions! Make sure to check out Z0RRA MULTI-USE COURTS COMMITTEE on Facebook for updates on the ZMCC and their fundraising initiatives! Are you a business, club, or individual that would like to donate to this family-friendly sports facility?! Please reach out to any member of the Zorra Multi-Use Courts Committee.