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Jupiter Community High School got $100,000 closer to building an artificial turf football field this week, and a local bank got the naming rights to the school's stadium for the next five years.
The Velocity Community Credit Union donated the money to the school to use for replacing the grass field with an artificial turf field, which will cost about $800,000. In return for the donation, the school is renaming its football stadium Velocity Community Credit Union Stadium for the next five years.
This would not be the first artificial turf field at a public high school in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton High School has had such a field for several years.
The Velocity money adds to approximately $550,000 already raised by the town of Jupiter, school faculty, parents, alumni and local businesses.
The school is trying to raise the remaining $150,000 needed by April 15 so it can have the turf field in place for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Jupiter High School Athletic Boosters is still accepting donations for the stadium improvement project.
For information about making a contribution, contact Athletic Boosters President Ernie Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-762-2282.
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