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Altoona athletic complex receives $500,000 donation

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Danielle Wagner | WEAU


ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Altoona School District announced a big contribution to the district's campaign for the Athletic Complex Redevelopment Project.

The plan calls for a new main entrance, as well as enhancements to the existing football field and a new running track.

OakLeaf Hospital announced a $500,000 donation on October 3 to what will be called OakLeaf Stadium.

Fundraising began in February 2017 to raise donations of at least $1 million from outside sources.

In June 2017, CCF Bank donated $225,000 toward the project.

In November 2017, the Altoona Athletic Booster Club committed $50,000.

"OakLeaf Hospital and the physicians of OakLeaf have come together to generously show their commitment to the City and School District of Altoona. We are honored to sponsor and name the OakLeaf Stadium. This is one way that we can give back to the community that has supported and welcomed OakLeaf Hospital in such a meaningful way," said Dr. John Drawbert, Chairman of the Board, OakLeaf Hospital.

"This athletic complex project is a wonderful example how our community and school district are moving forward for the good of our students. This generous donation from OakLeaf will have an immensely positive impact on the youth of Altoona well into the future. On behalf of our students, parents, staff, community and school board, thank you so much for your kindness," said Dr. Ronald Walsh, Interim Superintendent.

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