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Peoples State Bank makes $100,000 donation to Hodag sports complexSubmitted: 12/10/2019
Stephen Goin
Stephen Goin
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Peoples State Bank makes $100,000 donation to Hodag sports complex
RHINELANDER - A new athletic dome in Rhinelander should make it easier for athletes to play sports year round. 

Generous donations from the community will help make the covered complex a reality. 

The Hodag Schools Foundation recently announced a $100,000 donation from Peoples State Bank in Rhinelander.

Peoples Assistant Vice President Brandon Karaba says making the substantial pledge was a "no-brainer."

"We like to donate into the community. Anything that betters the community obviously betters everybody that's involved," said Karaba. "There's a lot of good things happening in the area so this is definitely going to be one of them."

A 2001 graduate of Rhinelander High School and former three-sport athlete, Karaba said the dome would benefit athletes but also go beyond sports. 

"Being able to be outside, it'll help our teams … it's just a huge advantage for us being here in the Northwoods where we have feet of snow" said Karaba. "Something like this doesn't come around. It's a one in a lifetime kind of thing for the community that can change a lot of things."

In 2018, a local physician pledged $500,000 toward the project.

The Hodag School's Foundation raised an additional $700,000 and the school district will contribute $5.7 million. 

The total cost of the dome will come in at nearly $7 million.


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