WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools honored the K21 Health Foundation and 1st Source Bank during a special recognition night at the Oct. 11 football game where the Tigers played Northwood High School.
The event highlighted the continued partnership between WCS and both the K21 Health Foundation and 1st Source Bank. Staff from both organizations were invited to attend the game free of charge and were provided vouchers to enjoy complimentary concessions during the event.
WCS was excited to recently unveil the newly constructed Tiger Recreation and Activity Center to the public. The project was made possible through the support of a $333,226 grant from the K21 Health Foundation. This grant provided additional capability for the TRAC by allowing WCS to maximize the usage of the facility. This was accomplished through the use of enhanced equipment, which allows staff to smoothly transition between various sporting events and activities which would otherwise be cumbersome and time-consuming. This equipment includes dividing curtains, suspended nets for volleyball and tennis, as well as additional basketball hoops.
“This facility, for the students, faculty and community, offers multiple opportunities for activities and interests in engaging in healthy activity,” said Rich Haddad, president and CEO of the K21 Health Foundation. “K21 is pleased with and very supportive of the commitment Warsaw Community Schools has made to using this facility for the entire community, to offer access and opportunity to utilize this wonderful asset for the greater Warsaw area.”
WCS also recognized a grant totaling $50,000 from 1st Source Bank. The grant from 1st Source supported the purchase of new equipment for the TRAC. This equipment included the purchase of a pole vault landing system, high jump bars, portable bleachers, wrestling mats with storage systems and a wall scoreboard with consoles.
“1st Source Bank is pleased to have been asked to be a part of the new Warsaw Community Schools’ student activity center,” said Doug Hanes, Warsaw city president for 1st Source Bank. “We are committed to the Warsaw community and providing our students the best opportunities to excel in both academics and athletics. This beautiful facility is an amazing blend of both disciplines and will be enjoyed by current students and generations to come.”
“We were very excited to celebrate local partnerships with the K21 Health Foundation and 1st Source Bank at the football game,” said WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. “Both of these organizations were instrumental in providing donations for equipment in the WCS activity center. In recognition of their generous support, the track in the activity center will be named the K21 Fitness Track and 1st Source Bank is sponsoring the naming rights for the 1st Source Team Room overlooking the facility. We are extremely grateful to the K21 Health Foundation and 1st Source Bank for their support of our students and community. Other organizations interested in specific naming rights within the activity center can contact WCHS Athletic Director Matt Binkerd.”