School district nears goal on facilities fundraising
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – Construction continues on the Marshfield School District’s new athletic facilities, and as work progresses board member Dale Yakaites told the full board that the campaign is on track to meet its goal.
“The campaign remains on track, and we will continue to solicit donations to raise remaining funds,” Yakaites said. “The bus lot for transfer of students after school, even before school was up and running, work continues on the student lot. The plan will be to flip the lots in November, and bid packets for the baseball and softball diamonds for the new athletic facility improvements are also out.”
Rettler Corporation, Stevens Point, has designed more than $11 million worth of athletic facility improvements over the next several years.
Among other things, the plan is calling for a new 4,000-seat, multi-use sports complex next to the high school for football, track and field, and soccer. The plan also calls for a soccer and practice football field, and JV baseball field on the vacant lot adjacent to the Tiny Tiger Center, west of the high school. There will also be new track and field facilities added at Marshfield Middle School in future years.
“The Fundraising Committee has done a fabulous job. To date they have raised $6.8 million,” said finance committee member Amber Kiggens-Leifheit in a later interview. “The Committee continues to fundraise to the $7 million goal. The Marshfield community continues to be very generous. Many businesses and individuals have participated, but there still is time to make a contribution.”
Contributions to the project may be made at https://www.marshfieldschools.org/Page/716.