INDIANAPOLIS — Huntington University was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to upgrade the university's trail system, said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

This grant will support the conversion of a quarter mile of Huntington University’s Trail System into a usable trail for their cross-country athletes. Over 150 different teams from schools throughout the region use the university’s trail system, and this section also connects with a trail sponsored by the Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association, allowing the entire community to benefit.

"Trails bring people together though nature, and represent the bonds that strengthen communities," Zay said. "I am happy to see the Duke Energy Foundation invest in our community and look forward to the benefits of this trail upgrade."

The Duke Energy foundation awards over $30 million in charitable grants each year and focuses its investments on strategic categories including K-12 education, workforce, nature, state strategic impact, local impact and community initiatives.

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