Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner
More than $25,000 in donations for new tennis courts adjacent to Wapakoneta High School are expected to be accepted by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during Tuesdayâ€™s board meeting.
The donations to be accepted at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school board office, include $16,000 from Wapakoneta Rotary Club, $7,500 from the Wapakoneta City Recreation Department, and $2,000 from Millerâ€™s Textile.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said to date 85 percent of the project has been funded by donations.
â€śThe support of the community has been amazing,â€ť Horner said.
Wapakoneta City Schools Operations Director Mike Watt said Friday that approximately $184,000 has been contributed to the project through community donations. â€śHopefully thereâ€™s more to come.â€ť
Total project costs are estimated at $195,000, with the courtsâ€™ cost approximately $180,000 and soil work to stabilize the ground approximately $15,000.
â€śWeâ€™re attempting to pay it all with donations,â€ť Watt said. â€śHopefully thereâ€™s more to come. Weâ€™re working on it. We thank those who have already made donations.
Watt said the project got a little behind this summer because of a closure with the asphalt plant, but the poles went up last week and the fence is scheduled to be installed today.
â€śThe hope is that it will be open by Sept. 3,â€ť Watt said.
Any individuals or groups interested in giving to help fund the construction of the new tennis courts should contact Watt or Athletic Director Brad Rex.