Boyd Presents Check for Dog Park

Boyd Foundation Presents $100,000 Check for Dog Park
Posted on 08/08/2019
Dog Park DashEntrepreneur and Philanthropist Randy Boyd made a special appearance in Columbia City Hall to present a big check for $100,000 to Mayor Chaz Molder and City Council for their grand prize submission in the 2019 Tennessee Dog Park Dash grant program. 

Boyd is visiting each of the 30 winning communities that were selected to receive grant money in the Tennessee Dog Park Dash. This is the second year of a three-year grant program created by Randy and Jenny Boyd of the Boyd Foundation. This year over 50 cities competed for the 2019 DPD grant. Boyd shared in a video revealing this year’s winners that there were over 3,100 letters of support/testimonials from competing cities. “Dog parks bring people together,” Boyd stated in the video. Of the 30 winning communities, 28 won $25,000 while Columbia and Cookeville both took home the grand prize of $100,000 each.

“The City of Columbia is grateful to the Boyd Foundation for the Dog Park Dash Grant, and we are honored to have been selected as a grand prize winner,” stated Columbia Mayor Chaz Molder. “The Boyd Foundation has a goal of making Tennessee one of the most pet-friendly states in America, and I dare say Columbia is on its way to being one of the most pet-friendly cities in Tennessee, thanks to this award.”

Construction is expected to begin on the new dog park, located in Maury County Park, by Labor Day and open later this year.