Fund the Field
We need your help to make this a reality.
Elizabethton High School Friends of
Please click on Fund the Field for our
Fund the Field - Brown-Childress
Stadium, Dave Rider Field
Our goal is to replace the current grass field at
Brown-Childress Stadium, Dave Rider Field with synthetic turf, and
we need your support to do it. We want to provide an adequate
place for our student-athletes and Betsy Band members to perform,
reduce the yearly maintenance costs for the field, and give our
children and the public a stadium that will be proud to show
is a synthetic turf that is engineered by athletes, for
athletes. The sub-surface of the FieldTurf product is unique,
in that the nature of its composition (unlike turf from previous
years) actually prevents the injuries we have seen with "tartan
turf" and other current manufacturers/installers.
As we understand it, the acquisition of this turf would allow us
15 years of a virtually maintenance-free product which would be
available for use by those in our System who participate in
football, band, and soccer. The local Boys' and Girls' Club
would also have access/opportunities to utilize this space whenever
our sports/band were not needing it.
The Elizabethton City Schools Foundation, Inc. has been approved
for Federal tax-exempt status under section 501©.
We believe that the completion of Fund the Field will be "the
shot in the arm" that our System needs, as well as the appropriate
support our student-athletes and band members deserve.
We ask that you join us in this endeavor by donating monetarily
(as "sizable an amount" as you feel you can) and also verbally
supporting it by encouraging your relatives, friends, and those
with whom you work to follow up in a similar fashion.
We believe that to reach our goal by mid-May, we must truly
hustle. Donations may be made anonymously or be acknowledged
publicly in the media, so that we might demonstrate overtly our
appreciation and the general public/community can be kept apprised
of the project's progress.
Please call Mr. Richard VanHuss (547-8005 or 547-8000)
or Ed Alexander (547-8111) to obtain further
information about this essential pursuit which will support our
children and promote our community.