He said the foundation does work with several organizations on various nonsecular projects such as sponsoring the First United Methodist Church’s concert series; afterschool tutoring programs at St. Luke Presbyterian Church; and assisting needy families through the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul.
The foundation awarded a challenge grant of $10,000 as part of a fund-raising effort by school officials. Gordon said the grant covered a portion of the $30,000 project and that it took a few months for school Principal Dawn Pickerill’s team to raise the balance.
Before the movie “Trolls” starts Friday, Gordon will be there to present the $10,000 challenge grant check to the school.
Pickerill could not be reached for comment. However, Ami Vitori, a St. John XXIII board member, said Pickerill worked to raise the funds to replace the bleachers that were in a state of disrepair and that the foundation grant helped to make the project a reality.
“I think it’s exciting for the community and St. John XXIII to receive this grant as other sports such as lacrosse continue to grow,” Vitori said.