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FEBRUARY 5, 2019

Grand Island Memorial Stadium

Historic Groundbreaking for Grand Island's Memorial Stadium

On January 21, 2019 the Grand Island community gathered to celebrate the historic groundbreaking for our new West Grandstand and the preservation and renovation of the East Grandstand at our Memorial Stadium.  Community members, donors, students, faculty, project committee members, as well as members of both the Grand Island Board of Education and the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation were in attendance. The program included a Presentation of Colors, performances from the GISH Pep Band and Madrigals, as well as the GISH Cheerleaders. Remarks were given by Dr. Grover, Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. Lanny Martin who gave $10 million to start the project in honor of his late father, Mr. Jack Martin. During the ceremony the fundraising total for the primary project was announced at $13,911,000 which is 90% of the $15.3 million dollar primary goal. Mr. Jim Kahrhoff, Committee Co-Chair, encouraged the community to give, because every gift helps provide a brighter future for Grand Island.  


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Help us give our community home field advantage

This historic project will provide Grand Island with the capacity to host state athletic competitions, band competitions, youth soccer and football tournaments, as well as giving Grand Island an additional home for community-wide events. These events will bring visitor dollars to our local economy.

The time is now!  Opportunities of this scope and magnitude do not come along often. Our history shows that our community rises to the challenge. The Memorial Stadium Campaign is an opportunity for you to honor past tradition while leaving a lasting legacy to impact generations to come. 


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