PAPERMAKER ATHLETIC FACILITIES FUNDRAISING

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$247,063

Raised

$1,000,000

Goal

39

Supporters
24.706316% Complete
25% to goal
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Terry Whitmore

  • School District of Nekoosa
  • Nekoosa, WI

About this fundraiser

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 stadium to Livestream, practice field football goal posts, football 5 man sled, practice field soccer goals
Replace wrestling mats
Provide appropriate electrical service to 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.

Who is managing the campaign?

Terry Whitmore

Campaign updates

Rewards (13)View all

    $500

    JV Papermaker

    Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

    $1,000

    Varsity Papermaker

    Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

    $5,000

    Blue and White

    Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

    $10,000

    Papermaker Pride

    Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

    $10,000 (7 left)

    Plaza Table Naming Rights

    Name displayed on table.

    Plaza Table Naming Rights Image

    $25,000

    Hall of Fame

    Levels will be displayed on a recognition wall within the stadium

    $50,000 (1 left)

    Softball Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on backstop or dugout.

    $50,000 (0 left)

    Turf Field Sideline Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on the sideline of the field.

    Turf Field Sideline Naming Rights Image

    $50,000 (1 left)

    Running Track Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on track.

    Running Track Naming Rights Image

    $50,000 (1 left)

    Plaza Naming Rights

    Name on stamped concrete.

    Plaza Naming Rights Image

    $100,000 (1 left)

    Scoreboard Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on scoreboard.

    Scoreboard Naming Rights Image

    $250,000 (1 left)

    Grandstand Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on grandstand.

    Grandstand Naming Rights Image

    $500,000 (1 left)

    Stadium Naming Rights

    Name will be displayed on entryway arch.

    Stadium Naming Rights Image

Supporters View all

  • $500

    Brian, Kara, and Brooklyn Machon

    Oct 19, 2021

  • $500

    Dr. Wayne & Mary Johnson

    Sep 14, 2021

  • $2,500

    Domtar

    Sep 10, 2021

  • $1,200

    Rick Antin

    Aug 13, 2021

  • $27

    Kyle Olson

    Jul 21, 2021

  • $1,000

    Peter & Tanya Kolar Family

    Jul 19, 2021

  • $20

    Steven Bornbach

    Jul 9, 2021

  • $10,000

    Nicholas and Martha Karris Charitable Fund

    Jun 30, 2021

  • $750

    Terry & Amy Whitmore

    Jun 24, 2021

  • $500

    Home Run Electric

    Jun 24, 2021

  • $540

    Curt Evenson

    Jun 9, 2021

  • $10,000

    James M. Esselman, D.D.S.

    Jun 9, 2021

  • $2,500

    United Steelworkers Local No 59

    May 12, 2021

  • $500

    Edwards Quality Construction

    May 11, 2021

  • $5,000

    George Holland Family

    May 10, 2021

  • $1,500

    Richard Bennett

    May 10, 2021

  • $10,000

    Paper City Savings Charitable Foundation

    Apr 28, 2021

  • $10,000

    Pelner-Williams Plumbing & Heating LLC

    Apr 22, 2021

  • $25

    Jace Olson

    Apr 14, 2021

  • $2,500

    Savion Energy

    Apr 1, 2021

  • $50

    Pete & Barb Pavloski

    Mar 26, 2021

  • $1,000

    Waterworks Rd - For Brian

    Mar 19, 2021

  • $1,000

    La Chapelle, Kryshak & Nettesheim LLP

    Mar 18, 2021

  • $2,000

    Doug & Jen Machon

    Mar 18, 2021

  • $1,000

    Nekoosa Lion's Club

    Mar 12, 2021

  • $1,000

    Fatheads Rapids RV LLC

    Mar 10, 2021

  • $100

    Wendy Bruhn

    Mar 3, 2021

  • $25,000

    Hyland Family Pam and Dick Parents of Heather, Holly, Hillary, and Here

    Mar 3, 2021

  • $20

    Robert Lundquist

    Feb 27, 2021

  • $2,500

    Jim and Donette Krcmar and Family

    Feb 19, 2021

  • $540

    Dr. Nikos Linardakis

    Feb 9, 2021

  • $540

    Coldwell Banker Advantage

    Feb 4, 2021

  • $500

    Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc.

    Feb 1, 2021

  • $1,250

    Jon & Kristen Sprehn Family

    Jan 22, 2021

  • $50,000

    Sand Valley Golf Resort

    Jan 14, 2021

  • $500

    Safe-Way Bus Transit, Inc.

    Jan 13, 2021

  • $50,000

    Point of Beginning

    Jan 12, 2021

  • $50,000

    Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank

    Jan 12, 2021

  • $500

    Darin Olson Family

    Jan 6, 2021