Referendum 48 (the Stadium Act) authorized the creation of a youth athletic facilities grant program. The program supports grants for acquiring, developing, equipping, maintaining, and improving "youth or community athletic facilities." In 1998, Paul Allen contributed $10 million to the account. To date, grants have been awarded across the State through this program. Additional funds will be generated in the future for more fields and athletic facilities. 

For more information regarding the youth athletic facilities grant program, contact the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board at www.rco.wa.gov.