School district begins trophy case projectPublished 10:06am Thursday, September 5, 2013
SOUTH POINT — Preserving history, honoring tradition and promoting the future is not cheap. The administration at the South Point School District has begun an effort to raise money for a display case to house the district’s assortment of trophies.
The case – planned to be 45 feet long and eight feet tall – will sit between the gym doors at the high school’s cafetorium. It will be custom built and will costs about $25,000.
“We have a new building, but no trophy case,” Mark Christian, South Point superintendent said. “I don’t know if a case was in the original building plans or not, but regardless we don’t have one, and we need one.”
Waiting for a secure home are trophies dating back to the 1950s from football, cheerleading and other sports along with academic awards, Christian said.
“The board supports building the case,” Christian said. “We could buy smaller cases that sit on the ground for about $20,000, but they are not as good quality and not as nice looking as the one we are going to have built.”
The district is trying to cover the cost through fundraisers.
“The case is top of the line,” Christian said. “We have a new building, why not have a new case.”
There will be a sponsor tier, Christian said, where donors’ names will be etched on a plaque under different categories, such as double platinum ($1000), platinum ($500), gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25). Names of donors will also be shown on Channel 39.
“This is a community project,” Christian said. “Groups like the athletic boosters, the classes of 1973 and 1969 have all showed interest in raising money and donating. This takes community involvement and is something we can all work on together.”
Those interested in donating can contact the school at 377-4315.