- Wilmington YMCA to Be Renamed After Major Donation
by Ashley Morris December 2016
The Wilmington Family YMCA announced Monday it received a sizable donation to the organization'ss capital campaign. Oaz Nir, the son of longtime YMCA Healthy Living Director Dalia Nir, pledged $2 million toward renovating the existing YMCA facility at 2710 Market St.
- Anonymous Donor Gives $30K, Pledges More
by Holly Zachariah December 2016
An anonymous businessman donated $30,000 to the city of London's Parks and Recreation Department to give its 78-year-old pool a facelift, including fresh paint, new LED lights that will allow for night swims and new steps.
- NFL Players Represent Causes on Cleats
by Kevin Gorman December 2016
Ben Roethlisberger will wear custom cleats with the badge number and image of Rocco, the Pittsburgh Police K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in January 2014, and cornerback Will Gay will wear purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence, honoring the mother he lost as an 8-year-old when she was fatally shot by his stepfather.
- Wolves, Lynx Name Corporate Sponsors for Arena Upgrades
by Dee DePass November 2016
Five new "founding partners" will help pay for the $130 million renovation of Target Center now underway. The new partners are U.S. Bank; Federated Insurance; Jack Link's; Treasure Island Resort & Casino; and TCL.
- Lawmakers Question Coyotes Arena Financing Plan
by Gary Grado November 2016
The Arizona Coyotes ask taxpayers to pay for half of East Valley arena with a Tax Increment Financing scheme. The Coyotes have pledged to pay the other half of the estimated $400 million cost.
- Backyard Football Game Turned Charity Raises $250K
by Jim Mackinnon November 2016
In Medina County, what started as a family's annual Thanksgiving football game has morphed over the decades into a significant charity fundraiser. Thursday's event netted $245,000, the highest total yet.
- Baltimore Unveils New UA House Rec Center
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
On Tuesday, Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank unveiled the new UA House at Fayette, a recreation and community center in East Baltimore. The UA House project started with a revitalization of the former Carmelo Anthony Center, and has grown into a center for creative learning and innovation offering a recording studio, design lab, yoga and dance studio and other classrooms, workforce development and entrepreneurship center, and gymnasium. The entire project took 336 days to complete.
- University Kicks Off $1M Fundraiser for New Soccer Field
by Staff report November 2016
The University of Illinois Springfield athletic department officially launched this week a campaign to raise $1 million to replace the grass on its soccer field at Kiwanis Stadium with an artificial playing surface.
- District Begins Fundraising for $1.8M Turf Project
by Telegram & Gazette November 2016
After months of research by the high school improvement project team, the Shrewsbury school district unanimously approved the first phase of a $1.8 million capital campaign to replace the grass stadium field with artificial turf and resurface the track.
- National Program Promotes Use of Athletic Trainers
by Jason Scott November 2016
A new initiative is encouraging high schools across the country to expand the use of athletic trainers.