Plans are underway for LS80's, an evening for the entire LSA community to help us close the gap for the funds needed to complete the track and field project. Join us for LS80's on September 7, 2019 in the school gym! Entertainment for the evening includes a live 80's cover band, photo booth, live auction, silent auction, food and drinks! Sponsorship packages and tickets are on sale now - details can be found at https://one.bidpal.net/ls80s/welcome
January 15, 2019 Update
First, I want to thank you for your continuous support of LSA!
Some will remember that in December of 2012, the LEAH Schools Association, with the support of many among the Pioneer community, purchased 22 acres adjacent to the LSA property. In 2013 we began the "Growing LSA" Capital Campaign to pay off the land and expand/remodel our extra-curricular facilities with the hopes of adding performing arts space, gym space, a new track and field, and tennis courts. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of our donors, we were able to raise enough money to pay off our loan for the land.
The project and campaign hit a major snag in February of 2015. At this time, we learned we had man-made wetlands on the property which required mitigation through the Army Corps of Engineers before we could start construction. This process held us up until the spring of 2018, when we finally received the necessary permits from the Army Corps of Engineers to move forward.
In recent months, we have worked diligently to update our plans for the track and field to reflect the current and future needs of our school, as well as the master site plan of our campus. This project will have a huge impact on day-to-day activities at LSA. The track and field will be utilized by PE classes, recess periods, sports teams, and the community, and also will allow us to expand our program offerings. Due to several factors, the biggest being cost, the initial plans have evolved from building a track and field on the purchased land to renovating our track and field in its current location. It is our hope to upgrade this vital area of the campus before the 2019-2020 school year with construction beginning in spring 2019.
We are closer than ever to breaking ground on the LSA Track and Field project. For Phase 1, which includes the all-weather track, the all-weather turf field, new lighting, new press box, and renovated bleachers, we will need to raise $2.5 million dollars as outlined in the cost breakdown. With the approval of the LEAH Board of Directors, we can start construction once the cash donation amount reaches 60% of the budget and pledges secure the remaining 40%. We currently have $900,000 of the $1.5 million needed in cash donations, and we have secured the $1 million needed in pledges. We are excited to finally be moving forward to grow our school, our programs, and the experience of every LSA student at all levels.
We will provide regular updates on this project so all members of the LSA family are kept up-to-date on our progress. We also welcome any questions you may have regarding the project. This will be a transparent undertaking and every penny donated will be accounted for with financial reports available for review.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding this project. We welcome any and all gifts to this project!
Again, I want to thank you for your continuous support of LSA. We are truly blessed to have an amazing community at LSA!
Director of Athletics
Director of Athletics
We welcome any and all gifts to this project!
Current Cost Breakdown
Installation of New Track and Turf Field: $1,854,800
Installation of New Lighting and Electrical Costs: $400,000
Install New Press Box and Renovation of Home Bleachers: $200,000