In far more realistic news, the Methacton Board of School Directors voted last night to approve naming rights for those that donate to the fields’ project. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Education Foundation for the Methacton Community (EFMC) got the fundraising off to a solid start with its donation of $10,000.
Officials from the fundraising committee were on-hand to present the check to Dr. David Zerbe, superintendent, and Vice President Herbert Rothe III.
“I know this district is committed to this project, and we wanted to spur things on a little bit,” said EFMC President Mark Constable. “We know many in this community that would like to do likewise.”
Constable said that it was important to the foundation to support all Methacton students.
“At the heart of the Methacton Foundation is that we support academics, arts and athletics for the Methacton students,” said Constable. “Some are big, $10,000 gifts like helping to renovate the telescope, or sometimes we work on an Environmental Lab for the car club, which represents Methacton throughout the state of Pennsylvania.”
The EFMC aid does not stop there.
“We help with smaller projects too,” said Constable. “We have collected computers for needy children. We’ve helped with an environmental lab at Eagleville Elementary, or speakers for our acoustic programs, a fridge for the snack bar at the football field.”
Constable said that through a wide variety of fundraisers, the foundation aims to continue such support of the educational community.
“We try to stay true to our mission, to support academics, arts and athletics in our foundation,” said Constable. This fall the organization will host the 50th annual homecoming at the high school, honoring 50 years of classes that have passed through the halls.
Additionally, they will host a golf outing for the alumni on Oct. 24. In November, the group will have a Warrior Run 5K held on the high school grounds. During December, EFMC hosts a holiday house tour.
“Without a community like this and a board like this, we wouldn’t be able to do it,” said Constable.
During the same meeting, the board approved the “Facility and Property Naming Rights Guidelines” for the fields’ renovation project. A full list of the guidelines is available by clicking the blue link here.
In short, the donors may choose, upon giving certain scheduled amounts of funding, to name items such as the stadium itself, the bleacher sections or scoreboards. For just $1,000,000, the entire stadium can don the name of a donor or business. The turf field can bear your name for just $500,000.
For those donating $50,000, bleachers, entrance areas, scoreboards or lighting can be selected for naming rights. Alternatively, the donor may choose to simply be named to the Donor Recognition Wall.
A gift of $25,000 gets a donor recognition on a goal post, ticket booth, flag pole or multi-purpose field bleacher set. Those with $15,000 donated can name a stadium section of bleachers for their family, business or organization.
The list goes on, and with each level of giving, a specific item may be named for or by the giver. For the full schedule, see the document provided by the district here.
For more information on the EFMC, visit the organization’s website here. A full list of the organization’s events is available on the website, including ways to be involved.