BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Ridge High School lacrosse players will benefit from a practice wall to be paid for by community boosters.

On July 22 the Bernards Township Board of Education accepted a donation of $75,000 to build a 30-foot long and 12-foot high wall to be constructed and paid for by Ridge Lacrosse Inc. and Girls Ridge Lacrosse. The donation will cover the entire cost of the project.

The wall, meant for stick-handling practice on both sides, is currently proposed to be built east of the home stands at Lee Field, but not on the artificial turf facility, said Superintendent Nick Markarian in a reply to an emailed question. The school district will review and approve final site plans.

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Engineering costs also would be covered by the $75,000 donation, said Markarian.

At the same meeting the school board also accepted a $6,600 donation from the Ridge High School PTO to paint the cafeteria at the high school.