McPherson, KS (Feb. 17, 2023) – The McPherson Public Schools Capital Campaign committee announced a $100,000 matching funds opportunity for the “Fund the Field” capital campaign project, incenting district patrons to reach the $1 million goal by Aug. 1, 2023.
Through private donations, over $800,000 has already been secured toward the improvement project to the new outdoor facility at McPherson High School, that includes a regulation artificial turf soccer/football field, and 8-lane track. With this match opportunity, the community can reach the $1 million goal with $100,000 in additional donations.
“The community support for the athletic facility improvements has been fantastic so far,” Dan Lichty, Campaign committee member said. “It’s great to live in a community that cares about their school and its students.”
With a matching gift from an anonymous donor, for every dollar given to the enhancement efforts, another dollar will be matched. The end goal is to have a facility that will be able to serve USD 418 students for many years across class, activity, and athletic capacities.
The athletic facility enhancements will include:
- Raised bleachers with press box
- LED field lighting
- Climate-controlled marching band storage
- New PA system
- Other facility improvements
“These enhancements will help our student athletes excel and find their greatness,” USD 418 teacher and coach Jace Pavlovich said. “We are excited to see the impact the facility will have on our students and community.”
Thanks to generous contributions so far, several enhancements have already been commissioned for the field to be operational this spring:
- Additional shot put and discus throw areas
- Distinctly colored relay exchange zones on track
- Additional, opposite direction runways for pole vault, long jump, and triple jump
To learn more about the project and how you can donate, visit mcpherson.com/apps/pages/fundthefield.