The U.S. Olympic Museum has received a $500,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its capital campaign.

“In the spirit of Bill Daniels, the U.S. Olympic Museum will not only celebrate our nation’s top amateur athletes in a world class venue, but also inspire young visitors to train and compete in sports,” U.S. Olympic Museum Chairman Dick Celeste said in a news release. “An important economic driver for Colorado, we are grateful for the local support of the Daniels Fund.”

“The U.S. Olympic Museum will generate additional tourism and jobs for Colorado, and further solidify Colorado Springs as Olympic City USA,” according to Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, who added, “We can take great pride in this unique asset as a celebration of our city’s identity and the accomplishments of our nation’s greatest athletes, many of whom are training here locally.”

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.