The current bleachers were constructed of wood and installed in the 1970s; because of this, they are not accessible to all attendees. Over the years, we have done our best to keep up the bleachers by replacing boards and steps as school funds allow. The current press box needs a new roof and stairs and needs to be re-sided. With a limited school budget, district funding of athletics competes with dollars needed to educate students. Knowing this, we have budgeted $165,000 in our capital plan for this project. With the cost of inflation over the last year, the project to replace the bleachers, make them accessible to all attendees, and make the upgrades to the Press Box is estimated to be $231,200. Leaving a deficit of $66,200.
As a district, we have partnered with community members and local businesses to raise the additional funds needed for the project. Our athletes, students, coaches, and community will benefit from these upgrades. The School Board has approved this fundraiser campaign.
To allow all businesses, alumni, current students/families, and community members to further support our Florence County students and the community, we are offering a variety of opportunities to donate.
Donations can be made by mailing your payment to:
School District of Florence County
Attn: Athletic Field Fundraiser
PO Box 440
Florence, WI 54121
Or drop off your donation to the School District of Florence County Administration Office. Office hours are M-F from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.
If you are interested in setting up a larger donation or if you would like a presentation on our fundraising project, or have questions, please call Karl Morrin at 715-528-3215 ext. 1404