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PAPERMAKER ATHLETIC FACILITIES FUNDRAISING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PAPERMAKER ATHLETIC FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

 

Thank you to the greater Nekoosa community for supporting the April 2020 referendum to upgrade the athletic facilities at Nekoosa High School. The scope of the referendum was designed to provide basic needed infrastructure.

The vision for a multi-use facility is one that offers students, athletes, fans and the community a safe, comfortable and modern venue for extended year-round sports and regional events. This vision is becoming a reality and the excitement is growing quickly as we see construction in progress.

Taking it to the next level, we have formed an Athletic Fundraising Committee to seek additional funds to make enhancements to the project not provided for within the referendum. During community discussions and meetings with the internal stakeholders, there have been a number of improvements requested. With a limited district budget, district funding of athletic facilities competes with dollars needed for educational programming. Therefore, we are developing an endowment fund to financially support current enhancements to and future maintenance of the District’s athletic facilities.

The first enhancement to the existing approved facility’s plan is to upgrade the playing surface of the competition field from natural grass to synthetic turf. Our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and community will directly benefit from a synthetic turf field which allows the Nekoosa School District to host a greater variety of events and activities, more often, while experiencing a higher quality product on the field. In addition to much lower maintenance costs, there is a significant financial advantage to installing this surface in the early stages of the project. To be clear, synthetic turf was not included in the $2.9 million approved referendum, however, the School Board has committed to this fundraising campaign to make this a reality.

There are other enhancements as well, that with additional funding, will help create student athletic facilities that the community can be proud of, including, but not limited to:

  • Access road and trail between Nekoosa High School and Alexander Middle School;
  • Softball field lighting;
  • An additional practice field for soccer and football;
  • Bleacher system additional storage enclosure
  • Equipment for track and field: high jump mats, camera for the stadium to Livestream, practice field football goal posts, football 5 man sled, practice field soccer goals
  • Replace wrestling mats
  • Provide appropriate electrical service to the baseball press box
  • Baseball field lighting
  • Replace baseball press box
  • Ongoing maintenance and upkeep of facilities

This committee recognizes the significance of each and every dollar that is donated by our stakeholders, especially following a year as challenging as 2020. We are extremely pleased to tell you that we have secured a contribution from the Legacy Foundation to match donations, dollar for dollar up to $500,000.00. We are so thankful for Legacy’s support of our communities and specifically this fundraising campaign.

To give all businesses, alumni, current students/families, and community members the opportunity to further support Nekoosa students and the community, we are offering a variety of opportunities to donate. Now is the time for you to get involved and be recognized to help Nekoosa Schools consider the opportunities identified on the below form. If interested, either visit this link or mail the form with your tax-deductible contribution to:

Nekoosa School District
600 South Section
Street, Nekoosa, WI 54457

If you are interested in setting up a larger donation and paying installments each year for up to five years or if you would like a presentation from our fundraising committee or have questions, please call Diana Martinson at 715-886-8000. We welcome any questions and recommendations.

SYNTHETIC TURF BENEFITS

Unlimited play time – no rest required!

Multi-purpose surface – Football, Soccer, Band, Cheer, Ceremonies, PE, Recess, Community, etc.

Revenue Generator

Minimal Maintenance

PAPERMAKER DONOR WALL

Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

Legacy

$500,000 

The Legacy Foundation of Central Wisconsin Inc. has generously offered to match dollar for dollar up to $500,000 in support of the Papermaker Athletic Facilities Fundraising project!

Hall of Fame

$25,000 – $50,000

  • POB
  • Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank
  • Sand Valley
  • Hyland Family Pam & Dick Parents of Heather, Holly, Hillary, and Herc

Papermaker Pride

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Doug & Jen Machon

Blue & White

$5,000 – $9,999

Varsity Papermaker

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Jon & Kristen Sprehn Family
  • Dr. Nikos Linardakis
  • Jim and Donette Krcmar and Family
  • Fatheads Rapids RV LLC
  • Nekoosa Lions
  • Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc.
  • La Chapelle, Kryshak & Nettesheim, LLP
  • Waterworks Rd – For Brian

JV Papermaker

$500 – $999

  • Darin Olson Family
  • Coldwell Banker Advantage

NAMING RIGHTS

Naming rights will be displayed throughout the stadium as described below.

Stadium

$500,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Grandstand

$100,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Scoreboard

$100,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Turf Field Sideline

$100,000

Reserved by Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank

Softball Fields

$50,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Running Track

$50,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Plaza

$50,000 (1 Opportunity Available)

Plaza tables

$10,000 (8 Opportunities Available)

SUPPORT THE PAPERMAKERS!

To support the School District of Nekoosa – High School Athletic Campus Redevelopment, the following options are available:

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

For more information on the School District of Nekoosa’s Athletic Complex Development Fund, please contact any of the below District officials.

SUPPORT THE PAPERMAKERS!

To support the School District of Nekoosa – High School Athletic Campus Redevelopment, the following options are available:

 
TO DONATE BY CREDIT CARD:

Click the “Donate Now” button to the bottom or at the top of the page – you will be redirected to a secure credit card donation website..

TO DONATE BY CHECK:

Please make checks payable to the School District of Nekoosa and mail to: School District of Nekoosa, ATTN: Papermaker Athletic Project Fundraising Committee, 600 South Section Street, Nekoosa WI 54457

TO DONATE BY CASH:

Please contact the School District of Nekoosa for further details on how to donate via cash.

TO DONATE IN INSTALLMENTS:

If you are interested in setting up a larger donation and paying installments each year for up to five years, please contact one of our fundraising group members.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

For more information on the School District of Nekoosa’s Athletic Complex Development Fund, please contact any of the below District officials.

Lynn Knight
Business Manager
715-886-8000
Email Lynn

Terry Whitmore
District Administrator
715-886-8000
Email Terry

Paul Hahn
Athletic Director
715-886-8000
Email Paul

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