Thursday, September 29, 2022

Groundbreaking for OHS Synthetic Turf Campaign is Community Effort

Civic leaders gather to support the synthetic turf effort for OSD.

The official groundbreaking for Oxford School District’s new synthetic turf installment project took place this week.
Official sponsors of the campaign to raise funds for the project without using public money are as follows:
Naming Right Sponsor: Belk Ford/Oxford Toyota and Cannon Motors
Triple Legacy Sponsor: Dr. Michael Perry Periodontics and Dental Implants, Dr. Hayden Perkins, Children’s Dental Center, and Dr. Todd Gilliland and Shawn O’Bannon GO Orthodontics
Legacy Sponsor: Cornerstone Rehabilitation, Todd Wade, Dominos Pizza, Rebel Realty, and Woodland Tree
Super Charger Sponsor: University Sports Medicine and Smith Lawn Management
Charger Sponsor: Chaney’s Pharmacy
Blue Sponsor: Brown Insurance, Holli’s Sweet Tooth, Discount Building Materials, and Green Door Company
Gold Sponsor: RJ Allen and Associates, Sneed’s Ace Hardware, and Heritage Builders
The Oxford Chargers Athletic Booster Club is spearheading a $1 million fundraising effort called the Multipurpose Turf Campaign. The goal is to bring the latest generation of synthetic turf to the school district’s athletic facilities. According to the athletic support group, synthetic turf is the smart solution that will benefit all Oxford students for years to come.
Installment of the turf is just getting started.

“We want to provide all of our students with the safest and best surface to enhance our programs,” said Mike McGee, president of the Oxford Chargers Athletic Booster Club. “The synthetic turf will increase functionality and enhance Oxford’s athletic and school facilities.”
Campaign plans include placing synthetic turf on the Bobby Holcomb field at the stadium, the baseball/softball indoor practice complex, Bramlett Elementary School’s courtyard area, and the new multipurpose field on the Oxford High School campus.
“We felt it was time to continue positive changes for the Oxford Chargers athletic program,” said McGee. “These areas can be used extensively for physical education classes, our elementary schools, school wellness programs, youth sports, band activities, not to mention numerous community events. School administrators and coaches will no longer have to protect the field and other areas by limiting their use.”
Courtesy Oxford School District.

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