Tomahawk field renovations close to fundraising targetSubmitted: 03/14/2020
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
Sports Anchor/Reporter

Tomahawk field renovations close to fundraising target
TOMAHAWK - While we all think about spring sports, the Tomahawk Hatchets have their eyes set on the fall.

That's when they're set to debut a brand-new sports complex.

So far, Tomahawk is about $150,000 shy of hitting their funding goal of $2.25 million.

Three-fourths of their current funds were raised through grants and private donations from local businesses.

Since the project is not using any money from the 2017 school referendum, the Hatchet Pride Project is counting on individual contributions to make up the final share of the money.

"Tomahawk and the surrounding area is a very special place and very generous in terms of donating to good causes," Hatchet Pride Project board member Jon Long said. "Obviously, this is a cause that's going to affect a lot of kids for a long time going forward."

Upgrades to the facility include a turf field, a new eight-lane track and a thousand-seat bleacher section.

Long told me that he hopes to break ground in late April or early May, with an eye toward completing the project by September 1.

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