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Applied Blockchain, Bitmain contribute $50,000 to outdoor complex

Applied Blockchain Inc. and Bitmain donated $50,000 to the Two Rivers Activity Center’s “Building Community” campaign to construct a pickleball, sand volleyball and bocce courts near Meidinger Splash Park.

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Amy Walters, executive director for Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department, left, holds a large symbolic check in the amount of $50,000 with Irene Gao, head of global business development with Bitmain, and Wes Cummins, co-founder and CEO of Applied Blockchain Inc. The money will be used to construct an outdoor complex where pickleball, sand volleyball and bocce ball can be played.
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JAMESTOWN – Applied Blockchain Inc. and Bitmain donated $50,000 to the Two Rivers Activity Center’s “Building Community” campaign to construct a pickleball, sand volleyball and bocce courts near Meidinger Splash Park.

“Jamestown Parks and Recreation and Two Rivers Activity Center are grateful to organizations like Applied Blockchain and Bitmain that prioritize supporting needs in the communities they operate in,” said Amy Walters, executive director of the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department. “With each donation we receive, we become that much closer to our goal. We thank Applied Blockchain and Bitmain for making a difference in our community.”

The Court Complex includes six pickleball courts, three sand volleyball courts and two bocce courts. The six pickleball courts will be located directly east of Meidinger Splash Park.

Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

Applied Blockchain and Bitmain’s contribution was directed toward the pickleball complex that includes six courts, Walters said.

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She said a space is being created where community members and families can come and engage in all sorts of activities outdoors.

“We are really creating that gathering space, providing pickleball, sand volleyball and bocce and having the Splash Park tied together creates a dynamic and active space for the community to be when we do have our warm weather,” she said.

Applied Blockchain and Bitmain are grateful to be a part of the Jamestown community and honored to contribute to this activity center, said Wes Cummins, co-founder and CEO of Applied Blockchain.

“Jamestown has been an important partner to our progress and we are happy to contribute back into the community,” he said.

Regina Ingel, executive vice president of operations at Applied Blockchain, said the company is happy to contribute to a project in Jamestown.

“Jamestown has been so good to us,” she said. “We wanted to help the community put up something that is important to them and impactful to them to leave something lasting and something that they will enjoy.”

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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