Wisconsin Rapids Athletic Facilities

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$571,655

Raised

$1,200,000

Goal

68

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47.637896666667% Complete
48% to goal
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Ronald Rasmussen

About this fundraiser

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools completed an assessment of their existing athletics facilities. The study showed that improvements would not only help with school district programming but also community user groups’ programming. The project’s focus includes collaborating with the community user groups and other schools by creating a local economic impact and a plan for sustainability. Community user group involvement in planning for this project has been in the works for several years.

Due to an extremely generous grant from the Legacy Foundation, in-kind contributions, and monetary donations, this project is moving forward with an anticipated groundbreaking date of 4/15/2021. The project includes two baseball diamonds, two softball diamonds, and a concession stand/restrooms (quadplex).

Estimated construction costs of the Baseball/Softball quadplex with all artificial turn and associated facilities is around $7.3 million with a significant portion of that amount already covered by the Legacy Foundation grant as well as in-kind contributions. This project is to be funded almost entirely through the Legacy Foundation grant, in-kind contributions, and additional monetary donations including naming rights opportunities. The District, with the assistance of the Legacy Foundation, invested around $20,000.00 for the site preparation and plan development.

There is also a significant need for the District to replace its existing track due to its age and condition; the track itself is over 20 years old and is rapidly nearing the end of its usable life. The Board of Education has committed to replacing the current track at a cost of around $700,000.

In discussing the LHS grounds, quadplex development, and track through community conversations, a very generous donor has approached the District with a matching grant opportunity to turf the football field while the track is being reconstructed. This donation will almost certainly ensure that South Wood County stadium includes a newly reconstructed track as well as a turf football/ soccer field in the near future.

The estimated costs of adding turf to SWC 2000 stadium $1 million with approximately 75% of that covered through the matching donation referenced. District contributions for this project will be limited to the track reconstruction as the track has to be redone as it is near the end of its usable life. The District has had plans to reconstruct the track prior to being approached about adding turf to the football field.

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools will continue to be a pillar of stability in our community as it owns, maintains and manages the facility for all to enjoy.

A fundraising capital campaign is in progress to cover costs to meet project goals. All members of the community are welcome to participate through a variety of opportunities to donate. Donation recognition will be acknowledged through naming right opportunities and various donor levels. See below how you can help support this exciting addition to our community!!

Craig G. Broeren | Superintendent

For further information, email at rapidspride@wrps.net

Who is managing the campaign?

Ronald Rasmussen

Campaign updates

Rewards (8)View all

    $500

    Super Fan

    Thank you for your support. A $500 donation will place your name on one of the 700 seats in the complex.

    $1,000

    Teammate

    Thank you for your support. A $1000 donation will place your name on our wall of recognition

    $2,500

    Starter

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $2500 donation will place your name on one of the patio tables or benches to be placed throughout the complex.

    $5,000

    Team Captain

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $5000 donation will place your name on one of the foul poles or bullpens throughout the complex.

    $10,000

    All Star

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $10000 donation will place your name on one of the batting cages throughout the complex.

    $25,000

    MVP

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $25000 donation will place your name on one of the outfield fencing, dugouts, or scoreboards throughout the complex.

    $50,000

    Hall of Fame

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $50000 donation will place your name on one of the field lights, bleachers, or press boxes throughout the complex.

    $100,000

    Diamond Club

    Thank you for your support. You will receive wall sponsor recognition. A $100000 donation will place your name on one of the fields or on the concession stand.

Supporters View all

  • $500

    Chad, Kristin, Tori, and Braden Lewis

    Sep 3, 2021

  • $27,000

    Boldt Construction

    Sep 2, 2021

  • $1,000

    Fran & Jean Podvin

    Sep 2, 2021

  • $10,000

    Robert W. Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc

    Sep 2, 2021

  • $5,000

    Wisconsin Rapids Kickers

    Aug 20, 2021

  • $500

    Megan Gawlitta

    Aug 13, 2021

  • $500

    Sara Gawlitta

    Aug 13, 2021

  • $500

    Coach Bob Gawlitta

    Jul 31, 2021

  • $1,000

    Midwest Netting

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $1,000

    Boldt Construction

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $2,000

    WFHR

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $10,245

    Kolo Excavating

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $25,000

    Altmann Construction

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $5,000

    McMillan Electric

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $5,000

    Earth, Inc

    Jul 28, 2021

  • $500

    Merdan

    Jul 13, 2021

  • $500

    Kraig and Jill Ashbeck family

    Jun 26, 2021

  • $500

    Bohn Trucking & Excavating Invc

    Jun 16, 2021

  • $250

    Jim Schuerman - Mortenson Bros Farms

    Jun 16, 2021

  • $500

    Jim & Pat Jackan

    Jun 14, 2021

  • $69

    WREA

    Jun 10, 2021

  • $500

    Larry & Trish Homan

    Jun 10, 2021

  • $500

    Lee Family

    May 17, 2021

  • $25,000

    Gottschalk Family

    May 17, 2021

  • $100,000

    TEAM SCHIERL COMPANIES

    May 13, 2021

  • $100,000

    Nekoosa Port Edwards State Bank

    May 13, 2021

  • $1,000

    John & Dawn Krommenakker

    May 7, 2021

  • $250

    Wisconsin Rapids Optimist Club / LHS Baseball

    May 7, 2021

  • $500

    Mike, Tina, Garrett and Brennan Huber

    May 2, 2021

  • $2,500

    Wood County & Vicinity Central Labor Council

    Apr 30, 2021

  • $10,000

    Paper Cities Savings Foundation

    Apr 30, 2021

  • $540

    Jessica Fox

    Apr 24, 2021

  • $10,000

    Jerome & Susan Krofta

    Apr 20, 2021

  • $10,000

    Renaissance Learning

    Apr 20, 2021

  • $20

    Kellner Storage

    Apr 17, 2021

  • $20

    Little Racecar Daycare

    Apr 17, 2021

  • $20,000

    WR Rangers/Ramblers Baseball

    Apr 16, 2021

  • $1,000

    International Association of Machinists - Nepco Lodge

    Apr 10, 2021

  • $500

    Scott, Jodi, Megan, Molly, & Emily Friday

    Apr 10, 2021

  • $1,000

    Kerry, Misti, Teegan, & Daygan O'Day

    Apr 10, 2021

  • $50

    David Schatzman

    Mar 27, 2021

  • $2,000

    T & K Bates Family

    Mar 8, 2021

  • $1,000

    United Steelworkers Local 59

    Mar 8, 2021

  • $25,000

    We Energies Foundation

    Mar 1, 2021

  • $25,000

    Connexus

    Mar 1, 2021

  • $500

    Fawn Gottschalk

    Feb 23, 2021

  • $300

    Natalie Schwab & Derek Kestila

    Feb 16, 2021

  • $500

    Timm Family In Memory Of Alice Timm

    Feb 14, 2021

  • $30,000

    WR Rangers/Ramblers Baseball

    Feb 9, 2021

  • $500

    Tricor

    Feb 9, 2021

  • $5,000

    Greg Nettesheim

    Feb 4, 2021

  • $1,080

    John, Mary, Caitlin & Joe Benbow - Paula Benbow - Theresa Montag

    Jan 29, 2021

  • $1,000

    Andy, Jill, Ari, & Keegan Cavanaugh

    Jan 21, 2021

  • $30,000

    WRYSA

    Jan 21, 2021

  • $5,000

    Scott & Kathy Deitz

    Jan 17, 2021

  • $500

    Mike & Artemisa Boston

    Jan 14, 2021

  • $1,080

    Jason and Kelly Deitz Family

    Jan 13, 2021

  • $500

    Safe-Way Bus Transit

    Jan 13, 2021

  • $500

    Chad and Wendy Schooley Family

    Jan 13, 2021

  • $500

    Jim Urbans - Assumption Supporter

    Jan 12, 2021

  • $25,000

    Dan and Shellie Guck

    Jan 12, 2021

  • $500

    Dave, Connie, Natalie, & Ryan Bohn

    Jan 11, 2021

  • $150

    Steve and Kathy Durst

    Jan 8, 2021

  • $500

    TJ's Auto

    Jan 8, 2021

  • $10,000

    Jacob Searls Cranberry Company

    Dec 30, 2020

  • $25,000

    Williams Plumbing and Heating

    Dec 30, 2020

  • $500

    Gardner Cold Storage

    Dec 11, 2020

  • $100

    Memory of Anita Hager

    Dec 9, 2020