Pennington donates to Traner Pool reconstruction efforts
The Reno City Council unanimously approved an $800,000 donation from the William N. Pennington Foundation for re-construction work at Traner Pool, located at 1600 Carville Drive.
Construction projected to take place from February to May of next year and the pool is expected to reopen on June 12, 2018.
Traner Pool was vandalized last May, causing thousands of dollars in damages. It also forced the closure of the pool.
The William N. Pennington Foundation was formed by the late William N. Pennington, a gaming industry pioneer and philanthropist, and provides grants to Northern Nevada based organizations in the areas of education, community services, healthcare and medical research.
Nevada was honored in the 3- to 5-million population category, alongside Kentucky and Utah, while Alabama was awarded the Gold Shovel in the same Category. Other Gold Shovel Awards went to Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Arizona and Mississippi.