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What's the Big Deal About the Grant?


What's the Big Deal About the Grant?

When I first started at Struthers Recreation, I heard a lot about “The Grant”. So much that I may have started to think it was some super-star of an employee I hadn’t met yet. Maybe you have been hearing about the grant and you keep wondering, like I was, who or what it is all about.


The Grant is a unique funding opportunity that comes around only once a year from GameTime. GameTime specializes in commercial playground equipment and outdoor fitness equipment and Struthers Recreation is the exclusive representative for GameTime in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Panhandle of Florida. Did you know playground systems and outdoor fitness equipment are both eligible for grant funding from GameTime? This is the best time of year to purchase equipment!

GameTime has been around since 1929, and GameTime equipment has been made in Ft. Payne, Alabama for over 40 years. So, when you purchase your equipment from GameTime you not only purchase equipment that is backed by nearly 100 years of research and design experience, but you also help keep Americans employed all around the U.S. In return for your support GameTime offers up to 100% Matching Funds Grant to the purchase of qualifying playground systems.

PowerScape from GameTimePowerScape from GameTime

What Playground Equipment Qualifies for Grant Funding?

According to GameTime the following systems qualify for grant funding,

PowerScape: PowerScape play systems offer the broadest range of outdoor playground equipment of any commercial play structure in its class. With PowerScape, you have more options to create a great play experience in your park or playground.
PrimeTime: The best in play doesn’t have to be expensive! The compact size and lower cost, combined with a wide selection of play components and theming options, make PrimeTime the perfect choice for creating play...and play value.
XScape: Instill healthy habits early in life with XScape! Xscape playground systems are designed to help preschool and school-age children improve upper body strength and overall health and wellness.
Modern City: It’s time our playgrounds get a modern makeover! Select Modern City play systems can be combined with PowerScape and PrimeTime to qualify for grant funding.
IONiX: Is it a playground or an art installation? IONiX systems are known for their Shadow Play panels that capture sunlight and disperse it below, transforming the ground into a vibrant, colorful work of art.

If you’ve been dreaming of a new playground for your preschool, church, park, school, or HOA now is the time to apply for up to 100% matching funds to purchase qualifying playground systems!

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What about Outdoor Fitness Equipment?

Not only does GameTime offer this up to 100% matching funds opportunity, they also want to help improve the health and wellness of children and families with funding for outdoor fitness equipment. You can apply for up to $25,000 in funds toward the purchase of outdoor obstacle courses and up to $7,000 toward the purchase of outdoor gym equipment. You can create a park dedicated to fitness or add fitness equipment to a play area to encourage all people to participate and improve their health by being active.

Apply now

We hope this article has been helpful in explaining more about “The Grant” and how you can apply to take advantage of this opportunity. The grant is only for a short time and is awarded on a first come, first served basis, so don’t wait, get your application in now!

If you have any questions about the grant and what it can mean for your community contact us at or 800-221-8869 or 205-663-5058 to get in touch with your local representative.

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Cole Smith , Director of Parks & Recreation
Working with Struthers Recreation and their Representative, Alan Mumbower, has been a great experience. Too many times in the recreational field, companies only care about getting their product in your park and once it is there, they forget about you. That is not the case working with Alan and Struthers. They are great on the front end, helping to stay within budget and deciding what best fits your needs. They are great working with during the installation process and making sure things are being done correctly and not cutting corners, and on the back end, staying in touch to make sure you are happy with end results and making sure that everything continues to function as it should. They are always quick to help resolve any issues that may arise after installation, so you as the consumer remain happy, and your participants using the equipment have an enjoyable experience!
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Brooke Heisler , Preschool & MDO Director
We had such a positive experience working with Struthers Recreation! They were so helpful throughout the planning and installation process with excellent communication every step of the way. We are so pleased with the end result and the total transformation of our preschool playground. I would certainly recommend Struthers to anyone looking to upgrade an outdoor play space!
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Gail Wilking , Mayor
I have never worked with anyone as helpful as Struthers Recreation. They treated us as their special people. They completed their work on time, as promised, and continue to check on us. They are awesome!
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Adrian Cleckler , Director of Park Operations
After working in this field for over 20 years, there is no company I’d rather collaborate with. Struthers Recreation takes pride in their work, and it shows. It is difficult to find a company with such exceptional customer service and their attention to detail is far superior to others.
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Bonnie Sullivan , Principal
We truly had a wonderful experience with the people here. From the initial meeting to the completed project, they worked with us, planned efficiently, and created exactly what we needed! They listened to our ideas and were vey patient with us while creating the playground our school needed. Mr. Drew Warren, Project Manager, was very professional, assisted us in creating what we needed, and established a great partnership with us! He went above and beyond by always being prompt in returning calls, answering questions, and even attended our ribbon cutting! I give this company an A for being Awesome!