The New Hope-Solebury School District’s stadium capital campaign continues to progress with support from committed individuals and businesses in the local community.
Most recently, First National Bank and Trust Company donated $25,000 toward the project, which will build the school district’s first-ever stadium complex, including a press box, fieldhouse, concession stand, fully accessible restrooms and a pavilion.
“The stadium project represents phase two of our district’s investment in our athletics facilities. Last year, our school board approved the installation of a brand-new track and turf field. This was critical to helping us address ongoing drainage issues and cracks in the track surface,” said Superintendent Dr. Charles Lentz. He continued, “Once these basic needs were met, we were hopeful we could realize a stadium vision 20 years in the making for our school community by bringing in philanthropic contributions. It has been very heartening to see the community respond to that need.”
The donation from First National Bank follows leading donations from Carl Hj. Asplundh Jr., whose name will be associated with the future stadium, as well as donations from the Robert Nagg Memorial Fund and an anonymous donation to name the future press box in honor of Robert Heath Sr., a beloved community member.
The contribution from First National Bank and Trust was presented at the Lions final football game of the regular season by Dan Schaffer, CEO and president; Joseph Schofield, regional manager;and Jean Heath, assistant vice president and Solebury manager.
“Ever since we opened our branch office 23 years ago, the community of New Hope-Solebury has been so supportive of our bank, and we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the community,” Schaffer said. “The new stadium will be a great addition to a wonderful school district and an asset to the students.”