Wauseon Schools Could Soon See New Athletic Facility

The WEVS Board of Education recently authorized the start of a future donated facility project based on the condition that all of the necessary donated funds and materials for the project are confirmed prior to construction.

Members of the Wauseon Athletic Boosters have dedicated significant time and effort into the planning of a separate facility to be primarily utilized for WMS and WHS wrestling training, practice and skill development. The group has over 25 skilled labor volunteers / advisors in addition to over 100 volunteers that will assist with the project.

The primary factors considered prior to the site selection were the availability of electricity, sewer and water service. The facility planning, facility site preparation, permit documentation and construction will be completed by volunteer and subcontracted workers under the direction of the Wauseon Athletic Booster’s project manager. The group has developed a facility blueprint that clearly meets or exceeds ADA, safety and efficiency requirements for school facility projects. Once a permit of occupancy is provided, the organization will take action to donate the facility to the WEVS Board of Education.

The Wauseon Athletic Boosters, which is a school-sponsored support group, has several projects that they will also assist with in the near future using funds in reserve and funds from future fundraising events remaining in 2014.
One of these future projects is the backstop and scoreboard improvements to the varsity and junior varsity softball field. These upgrades will be completed once the land officially becomes the property of the WEVS on January 1, 2015, per a previous agreement with the City of Wauseon. Potential Future Projects – Fully or Partially Funded with Athletic Booster Support:

Softball field upgrades – backstop, scoreboard (Funding in place by boosters)
Track/Soccer facility upgrades – press box, lights and sound system
Track timing system
Pool upgrades – additional diving board
Baseball field upgrades – playing surface improvements
Football field upgrades – play clocks, improved sound system and official’s locker room

The Wauseon Board of Education and the Wauseon Athletic Boosters will continue to work together to help our student athletes in the Wauseon Community. Collectively, we appreciate the donations of time, talent, and financial assistance.

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