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Freddy Gipp and Lead Horse LLC named 2019 Dreamstarter; receiving $10,000 grant award

Updated: Mar 2, 2019


LAWRENCE (KS) - The Running Strong for American Indian Youth Foundation just announced their 2019 class for its signature Dreamstarters Grant Program. Freddy Gipp and Lead Horse LLC were selected as finalists for this years grant cycle, focusing on entrepreneurs.

Freddy’s dream is to provide communities the opportunity to engage in cultural programming as a means of increasing their economic and social impacts. His business, Lead Horse, LLC, established the Powwow+ program to help communities bring in revenue by hosting powwows. He will use this grant to help launch the 2nd Annual Young Professionals Powwow+ Trade Show and Convention.

For the past five years, Running Strong has provided ten $10,000 in grants each year to community non-profits who will mentor a young Dreamstarter and work with them to implement a project inspired by the young person’s dream for her or his community.

Lead Horse LLC's mentor organization is the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) based in Mesa, Arizona.

The 2nd Annual Young Professionals Powwow+ Trade Show and Convention is on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Abe and Jake's Landing in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.



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