• Athletics a Focus of $100M FGSU Fundraising Campaign

    by Jessica Lipscomb, Naples Daily News September 2014

    Florida Gulf Coast University launched a $100 million fundraising campaign Tuesday night, touting plans to grow the university’s athletic program, recruit high-quality faculty members and increase scholarships for needy students.

  • Prep Softball Player Raises $5K, Funds Dugout Upgrades

    by Brent W New September 2014

    Makayla Jewell, a junior in her second year on the Wolves' varsity, raised more than $5,000 and designed and led the building of new dugouts at Vista Ridge High School as part of community project that will land her the most prestigious national award you can receive in the Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award.

  • Board OKs Sponsorships for District's Athletic Facilities

    by Kara Newhouse September 2014

    The School District of Lancaster board approved a contract with Market Street Sports Group, of Lancaster, to seek sponsorships and naming rights for district facilities.

  • College Officials Envision Community Use for $20M Arena

    by Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster; 239-263-4805 September 2014

    Florida SouthWestern State College officials are hoping a proposed $20 million student activities center on the school’s Fort Myers campus also will be a place for high school graduations, concerts and community events.

  • Nationals, Astros Want $155M in Tax Dollars for Spring Training Stadium

    by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014

    The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros can expect opposition today when they ask a Palm Beach County advisory board to endorse their request for $154.9 million in hotel tax money to help pay for a new spring training stadium in West Palm Beach.

  • Principal Plucks Fundraiser After Chick-fil-A Not OK'd

    by Wendy Leung September 2014

    The Ventura High School Football Booster Club was absent during back-to-school night Wednesday because the fundraising group was forbidden from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

  • Poll: Cobb County Voters Split on Braves Stadium Funding

    by Dan Klepal; Staff September 2014

    A slim majority of Cobb County residents would have voted in favor of the $400 million public investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium, and nearly 80 percent said they should have been given that opportunity through a public referendum, according to a University of Florida poll released Monday.

  • Parks Dept. Gets Grant for Playground at Sports Complex

    by LESLIE DIXON, LESLIE DIXON, Staff Writer September 2014

    The Norway Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a $19,429 grant from New Balance Foundation to develop a playground at the Lovejoy Farm Sports Complex.

  • Dick's Gives Little League Team $164K from Shirt Sales

    by Mary Mitchell September 2014

    Everyone loves a Cinderella story. And the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars was the greatest Cinderella story this town has seen since the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup last year. Indeed, these 13 youngsters from the South Side reminded us adults what it means to have a pure heart.

  • U. of Minnesota Gets $21M Gift Toward Athletics Complex

    by JASON GONZALEZ; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014

    Land O'Lakes Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation pledged $21 million toward Gophers athletics, jump-starting a $190 million fundraising campaign that has been the focal point of athletic director Norwood Teague's administration. The university said it was one of the largest corporate contributions in its history.