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Fri December 3, 2010

Charity for Intellectually Disabled Needs Money to Build Athletic Center

A floor plan of the Marbridge Victory Hall Athletic and Events Center. The charity is trying to raise more than $2 million to build the facility.
Image courtesy Marbridge Ranch

The non-profit residential community Marbridge in deep south Austin helps adults with intellectual disabilities live independent lives. The facility has been around for more than 50 years, and now it's trying to raise money to build a gym and events center for its 240 residents.

A charitable wing of the Austin Police Association yesterday donated $10,000. But Marbridge still has a long way to go; estimated cost of the project is more than $2 million.

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