Appropriates $10,112 from the General Fund to the UNC Board of Governors for 2022-23 to be allocated to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University for a pilot program in Wake County promoting the sport of pickleball. Sets out the purpose of the pilot. Requires that the pilot consist of at least the following: (1) at least two focus groups conducted to gain insight into how to best create and promote the program and to increase diversity among pickleball participants, (2) creation of a branded introduction to the program and sport, (3) marketing of the program, (4) a four-week session held both in the fall of 2022 and the spring of 2023 at the recreation centers in Raleigh located on Method Road and Chavis Park, and (5) post-program evaluation and creation of a toolkit that can be used to implement similar programs for parks and recreation departments and other community organizations. Specifies that the funds do not revert but remain available to the Department for the purposes provided in this act.
Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (May 27 2022)
Bill H 1073 (2021-2022)Summary date: May 25 2022 - View Summary