WNYMBA would like to be the first to congratulate Richmond Virginia MORE on winning the East Coast Bell Built grant. WNYMBA is proud of the deep support that we received throughout the Western New York community. Even though we were unsuccessful in pursuit of this grant, losing 13,896 - 13,029, we believe that it is a win for WNYMBA and Western New York to realize the enthusiasm and effectiveness of this particular group of volunteers - WNYMBA - in our continuing efforts to make Western New York a better place. Even without this grant, WNYMBA will continue in our efforts to develop trails in the forests of WNY, and will continue to pursue grant opportunities to develop a wider variety of trail types in our area, including more flow, downhill, and beginner trails.
Special thanks go out the to the following for doing a tremendous amount of work spreading the word about this contest and helping WNYMBA to a strong second place finish:
- Holiday Valley
- Elllicottville Chamber of Commerce
- Cattaraugus County Tourism
- Ellicottville Brewing Company
In addition, we'd like to thank the Wonderful Community of WNY and all the many individuals who dug in and helped with our campaign. You know who you are and so do we – thanks!