COUNTY MATERIALS DONATES $16,500 FOR PHASE II CONCRETE WORK
County Materials has donated $16,500 for concrete work at the planned Red Raider Field of Dreams baseball/softball complex, which is part of Phase II for the project.
Bids for this part of the project are expected to be opened soon and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin construction is planned for later this spring. The softball/baseball complex will be built to the east of Saputo Stadium.
“We are grateful for the generous support from the Sonnentag Foundation for Phase II of the Field of Dreams project, said PHS athletic director and Field of Dreams Steering Committee member Janel Batten. “This donation helps push us closer to our goal,” she added. The baseball/softball portion of Phase II is expected to cost $2.2 million with about $1.65 million yet to be raised. Additional Phase II work will occur after the baseball/softball portion of Phase II is completed.
Phase II includes:
- two baseball fields at PHS
- two softball fields at PHS
- three more tennis courts at PHS
- Additional practice fields
- Re-excavation of the PCMS soccer complex
The $3.2 million Phase I of the project was completed in September 2016 and was fully paid off by grants, pledges and in-kind contributions of materials and labor by November 2016.
Phase I included:
- Football and soccer field with synthetic surface at PHS
- New track and areas for field events, plaza, band bleachers and restrooms at Saputo Stadium
- Also, a new press box, concession stand and bleachers at Saputo Stadium
To learn how you can support Phase II of the Red Raider Field of Dreams project, go to www.redraiderfuture.org.
ABOUT COUNTY MATERIALS
County Materials hosted its first golf outing in 2007 to support the Sonnentag Foundation. Since then, more than $927,850 has been donated to deserving programs and charitable organizations serving communities where County Materials has locations. Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, which has nine chapters in Wisconsin, are receiving some of those funds. Also, Easter Seals Wisconsin (Madison), The Women’s Community (Wausau), Sojourner Family Peace Center (Milwaukee), Turningpoint (River Falls) are also among organizations receiving money from County Materials. New this year is Custom Canine’s Service Dog Academy of Sun Prairie.
County Materials’ mission is to manufacture and distribute high-quality concrete and related construction products that meet customers’ needs in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. As a recognized performance leader of the U.S. concrete products industry, the company achieves operational excellence, industry-leading customer satisfaction and superior financial performance. County Materials supports and actively participates in masonry training and recruitment at high school and post-secondary levels to help educate aspiring designers and masons.