WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Soccer Association’s (WHSA) donation toward future turf field upgrades was approved by the  Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education at its last meeting.

WHSA has committed to donate $5,000 to the district every year for the next 10 years. 

“We are very appreciative of the Watchung Hills Soccer Association’s generous donation and show of support for our students and the community members who will benefit from utilizing the new field,” said Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett.

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Business Administrator Timothy Stys said the donation will be stretched out across 10 years, in part because of state regulations.

“The donation technically covers a 10-year period, which includes a continuation of the limited usage arrangement we have with the soccer association,” Stys said. “We opted to move forward with an annual donation of $5,000 as state statute doesn’t technically allow us to commit to a 10-year period of time.

“We plan on depositing the funds into a reserve account each year to be used towards future capital improvements for the field.”

“It’s being done in this way, $5,000 a year, because we as a board can’t bind the board 10 years from now as to what to use the funds for,” said board member Peter Fallon. “Thank you to the soccer association for its willingness to step forward and make a long-term, sizable donation to the school.”