For Immediate Release January 20, 2012
Staff Contact: Sandra Seader, Assistant to the City Manager, 303-651-8634
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Longmont Thanks Post 9/11 Returning Vets with Free Use of Recreation Facilities
JANUARY 20, 2012 - At the January 3, 2012 Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Coombs suggested, and members of the City Council approved a new program in Longmont to thank our returning veterans for their service. As a way to welcome home our local military veterans, the City of Longmont is offering free use of city recreation facilities for a 90 day period.
Any post 9/11 veteran who has been discharged from active duty under honorable conditions and is a Longmont resident is eligible to receive a 90-day City of Longmont Recreation pass at no charge. “We welcome you back home and wish you success and happiness as you pursue your goals as a private citizen,” Mayor Coombs writes in his letter to returning veterans.
The City is partnering with the Boulder County Veterans Services Office in Longmont (1500 Kansas Avenue, Unit 4D, 303-776-8502) to administer this program.
Any eligible veteran who is interested in receiving a City of Longmont Recreation Pass should contact Veterans Services to request an application. Veterans Services will determine eligibility and will verify eligibility on the application form.
Veterans will bring their signed documentation to any one of our three year-round Recreation facilities including:
• Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, 303-774-4800
• St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., 303-651-8404, or
• Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St, 303-651-8406
Recreation staff will issue a 90-day pass, which can be used at all indoor facilities.
For more information, contact Jeff Friesner, Recreation Manager at 303-651-8393 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.