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REI awards grant for adaptive trails

For the eighth year in a row, REI is showing its support for Knoxville’s outdoors through a $6,600 grant to Legacy Parks Foundation. The grant will be used to create Knoxville’s next adaptive trail, to further achieve Legacy Parks’ larger mission to creative adaptive trails in each quadrant of the county.

“We are thrilled that REI continues to partner with us,” said Legacy Parks Executive Director Carol Evans. “Their lasting partnership allows us to continue expanding and enhancing our beautiful forested areas, great places for our community to enjoy.”

REI began contributing to Knoxville’s outdoor spaces in 2014, and has given significant support since, including funding for a bridge, a kid’s trail, and a junior pump track skills feature, water stations, trails connections, and now helping create adaptive access so those with disabilities can enjoy playing in the woods.

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