Erie County Legislator Lynn M. Marinelli (D-Buffalo, Tonawanda) announced that the Erie County Legislature recently approved funding for several groups offering adult-supervised environments as part of the Summer 2013 Operation Primetime Program in District 3, which she represents.
The funding approved by the committee, if approved by the full Legislature, will go to these four entities in District 3: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, $10,000; Northwest Buffalo Community Center, $10,000; Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department, $10,000; University District CDC-Gloria J. Parks, $10,000. These groups are among 44 being funded for $417,260 this summer under Operation Primetime.
“These outstanding organizations are receiving funds to provide productive, structured recreational activities to help prevent delinquency, increase youth socialization and stay involved this summer,” Legislator Marinelli said. “This is a successful 10-week school summer-recess that many District 3 residents have taken advantage of over the years. I am proud that about 25,000-26,000 children countywide are expected to take advantage of this program, and I appreciate working with the administration of County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz to provide these activities helping out youth.”
The Operation Primetime funding had previously been approved by the County Legislature Health and Human Services Committee, of which Legislator Marinelli is a member.