USTA "Blended Lines" Grant
Nephi Recreation received a grant to paint “blended” or “10 years and under” lines on two of the high school's four existing tennis courts. Through this grant, Nephi Recreation obtained $600 in funding from the United States Tennis Association's National Grant Application, and $600 in funding from the USTA’s regional chapter in Utah.
The new lines will help make some of the department’s courts more kid-friendly in size, which will help improve instruction and learning for the sport. Blended lines are also helpful for players with limited mobility, such as senior citizens or those with mental or physical handicaps.
Jodi Sipple: 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Jodi Sipple was recognized by Central Utah Recreation and Parks Association for her years of service serving as Volunteer Coordinator for the Adaptive Programs. Jodi diligently volunteers each Monday evening to mentor and show support for youth with physical or mental disabilities.
Outstanding Adaptive Program
Nephi Recreation was recognized by URPA for Outstanding Adaptive Programs. Youth in Nephi ages 5-20 with disabilities participate in tennis, soccer, softball & basketball.
(Photo left to right: Janae Crowther, Tammy Shepherd, Jodi Sipple, Mayor Jones, and Recreation Director John Bradley)
Ambassador of Year-10 & Under
2015- US Tennis Association Intermountain (multi-state) recognized Nephi Recreation for efforts in promoting Tennis to youth 10 years and younger. Special thanks to instructors Pam Foster and Alicia Hills.
Professional of the Year
2015- Recreation Director John Bradley was recognized as Outstanding Recreation Professional by the Utah Recreation and Parks Association.
Department of the Year
2014- Nephi Recreation was recognized at the URPA Conference by the Utah Recreation & Parks Association
* Department of the Year: Class 1 (under population of 15,000)
Program of the Year
2014-Nephi Recreation was recognized at the URPA Conference by the Utah Recreation & Parks Association
* Program of the Year- Track & Field
Innovation of the Year
2014-Nephi Recreation was recognized at the annual 2014 Utah Jazz/Jr Jazz Basketball Director's Banquet:
*Innovation of the Year: 1st & 2nd Grade Coed Basketball Program
Robert Stroud recently graduated from a year long course sponsored by Utah Recreation and Parks Association entitled Leadership Academy. The program trains young professional in best practices throughout the State of Utah.
Disc Golf Course Grant
2016-7-Eleven Nephi Store donated $711 to the Nephi Disc Golf Course. Store Manager Paula Bean delivered the check.
2015-Nephi Recreation recipient of $525 Angling Activities Grant from Utah Department of Natural Resources/Division of Wildlife Resources
2014-Nephi Recreation recipient of $1000 Tennis Grant from US Tennis Association/Utah & Intermountain Branch
2014-Jay Maughan recognized by the Central Utah Recreation & Parks Association for his years of volunteer service related to youth baseball/softball in Nephi City. (Photo with Nephi Mayor Mark Jones & Rec Director John Bradley)
Certified Youth Sports Administrator
2014-Recreation Director John Bradley recognized by the National Alliance of Youth Sports as a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. (Photo with Nephi Mayor Mark Jones)
2013-Neal Menlove recognized by the Central Utah Recreation & Parks Association for his years of volunteer service related to Recreation in Nephi City.