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  • HS to Use $25K Donation for New Scoreboard, Field

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2016

    Bartlett High School will be able to get a new stadium scoreboard thanks, in part, to a $25,000 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club. The money will go to the Bartlett High School Booster Club, which has been raising funds for five years to build an athletic activity complex at the 19-year-old school so its students would no longer have to share facilities with Streamwood High School.

  • Youth Football League Hit by Thieves — Again

    by Kelly Puente June 2016

    This is the third time in three months the Fullerton Bears Junior All American league has seen its equipment stolen from a storage container on the Buena Park High School campus, resulting in a total loss of more than $20,000, said board member Fred Jung.

  • Plan: $750M from Taxpayers for Raiders Stadium

    by Portland Press Herald June 2016

    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson wants Las Vegas to ante up the biggest subsidy in professional football history to lure the Oakland Raiders to the gambling mecca. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest casino company, teamed up with developer Majestic Realty Co. to propose a 65,000-seat domed stadium for the National Football League team. A committee of government leaders and casino executives met Thursday to review the plan, which would raise $750 million for the coliseum with a new tax on hotel stays.

  • Police Use Seized Assets to Improve Harlem Gym

    by Maria Alvarez June 2016

    For the first time in 30 years, children at the Frederick Samuel Houses Community Center in central Harlem will play basketball on a new gym floor and have an electronic scoreboard — all paid with cash seized from drug traffickers.

  • County Debates Use of Park Funds for Braves Stadium

    by Carolyn Cunningham June 2016

    Representatives of the Cobb Parks Coalition have appealed to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners at every meeting for many months to fully fund the $40 million 2008 parks bond approved by 65 percent of the voters.

  • YMCA Seeks Donations for Expansion Effort

    by Judith McGinnis June 2016

    It’s a growth spurt 70 years in the making. YMCA of Wichita Falls is campaigning for funds for new and improved facilities to fulfill its mission of meeting community needs, from early childhood education to the health of families.

  • VW Employees Donate to Youth Soccer Program

    by Dave Flessner May 2016

    Volkswagen employees are helping to fund a new program with the Chattanooga Football Club to promote soccer as a way for low-income youth to live active and healthier lives.

  • Cell Tower Could Help Finance HS Football Stadium

    by Paul Leach May 2016

    A cell tower may be the ticket to the giving East Ridge High School a new football stadium. County commissioners and school board members are expected to hash out this possibility at a facility planning meeting Tuesday evening at schools central office on Hickory Valley Road.

  • Student Athletic Fees on the Rise

    by jhartsell@postandcourier.com April 2016

    Student athletic fees, which fuel college athletics at the state's mid-major schools, continue to rise in South Carolina. The state's six public mid-major schools (FCS and non-football Division I programs) raised their athletic fees for in-state students by an average of 11.5 percent in 2014-15, according to figures from the state Commission on Higher Education. The increases ranged from 51.4 percent at Coastal Carolina to 2.9 percent at College of Charleston, with South Carolina State decreasing its reported fee by 3 percent. The Citadel boosted its fee some 3.9 percent to $2,486 per student, while College of Charleston s fee rose almost 3 percent to $1,246 per student.

  • Developer Offers to Privately Fund Football Stadium

    by Harry Minium April 2016

    Developer Stephen Ballard has offered to provide private financing for a new football stadium he has proposed building at Old Dominion University, a significant departure from the traditional financing model for college athletics.