Hatchet Pride Project seeking individual donors as final push to reach fundraising goal
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
The Hatchet Pride Project continues to push to meet the goal of raising $2.25 million to complete the project that consists of a new football field, eight-lane track with nine-sprint lanes, field events, handicap accessible bleacher system with storage, as well as a new entry, concession and pavilion area. This privately funded project reported reaching $1.9 million in donations last month, and is excited to report that current fundraising is over $2,025,000.
“The support from local businesses and community organizations has been incredible,” stated Jon Long from the Hatchet Pride Project. “And now we are really focusing on raising funds from individual community members, alumni and others to meet our final goal.”
The project, which began with initial planning in 2016, was organized by community members who realized the need for improving the facilities and that the school district was not going to be able to invest the funding needed for this type of project. With the recent public announcement the committee is now hoping that the local community can help support the project in the final push to meet their funding goal of $2.25 million.
“We would like to recognize those who have donated to date, and hope to be adding several more names to this list over the coming weeks,” added Aaron Evans from the Hatchet Pride Project. As part of the project there will be a pavilion area next to the bleachers where a donor wall will be erected listing the names of those who have donated by tier level. “Any donation of $500 or more will be recognized on the donor wall so that generations of future students and fans will recognize your contribution to this project.”
Evans added they also have had some donors use this as an opportunity to remember a loved one who was a supporter of Tomahawk athletics.” The group is excited about the progress of the project and would like to thank those that have stepped forward to support the project.”
Construction on the project is expected to begin this spring with completion by the end of August. For more information, visit www.HatchetPrideProject.com where you can make a tax deductible donation through their 501(c)(3) partner the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, or you can also make your donation directly to the Tomahawk School District with Attn: Hatchet Pride Project.
Platinum Sponsors (Donations of $25,000 +) Bierman Family Foundation, Inc., Harley Davidson Motor Company, IncredibleBank Foundation, Inc., John & Mary Evans, Lynn & Bill Mark, Park City Credit Union, Tomahawk Community Bank, S.S.B., Gold Sponsors (Donations of $10,000 – $24,999) Packaging Corporation of America,
Silver Sponsors (Donations of $5,000 – $9,999) Corey & Rachel Palmer, Bronze Sponsors (Donations of $1,000 – $4,999) Andy & Denise Peissig, Arnott Trucking, Associated Bank, Cerny’s Greenhouse of Tomahawk, Charles & Debra Palmer, Dennis Fehrman, Ed & Mary Steigerwaldt, Erv’s Sales & Service, Jason & Erin Olsen, Jeremy & Ashley Diermeier, Northland CPA’s, Portable Welding & Repair, LLC, Premier Heating & Cooling, Reilly Family Dental, Technology Management, Terry Timm, Tom & Sue Loka, W. Dietrich Painting Inc., WJJQ, Hatchet Backer Sponsors (Donations of $500 – $999) Charlie Jarvis, Heritage Chevrolet, Inc., Investment Consultants of America, Inc., Jake & Jackie Schoone, Karen & Kevin Schiltz, Karl & Sandy Olsen, Northern Sight Vision Clinic LLC, Reilly Family Dental – In Memory of Al Overhaug, Reilly Family Dental – In Memory of Bill Fischer, Tomahawk Ace Hardware, Willie Kimmons/Wick Buildings.