2017-08-24 / Sports

Bleachers on Schedule, To Be Ready Before Saints’ First Home Game September 2


Masonry work has been completed in preparation for new bleachers and press box on the home side of McCann field. It can be seen here from the perspective of the 50-yard line (above) and the side (right). The bleachers are scheduled for delivery Monday, August 28, and the press box Wednesday, August 30, and will require two days to install. They will be installed before the Saints’ first home game Saturday, September 2, against Munising. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Masonry work has been completed in preparation for new bleachers and press box on the home side of McCann field. It can be seen here from the perspective of the 50-yard line (above) and the side (right). The bleachers are scheduled for delivery Monday, August 28, and the press box Wednesday, August 30, and will require two days to install. They will be installed before the Saints’ first home game Saturday, September 2, against Munising. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. The McCann football field bleachers project continues to be on schedule and should be completed in time for the Saints’ first home football game of the season Saturday, September 2, against Munising. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Project chairman Jim North says that to date, more than $90,000 has been raised in contributions and pledges. In proposing the project, Mr. North committed to raising at least $125,000 of the estimated $250,000 cost through private donations and pledges. The St. Ignace school board committed to the remaining $125,000. Masonry work has been completed and the foundation has been laid. The bleachers are scheduled for delivery and installation on August 28, and the press box on August 30, with two days needed to hook up power and install the new sound system.

Donations and pledges are still being accepted. People interested in donating to the project can find a donation form on page 14 of the August 17 edition of The St. Ignace News, or contact Jim North at First National Bank at 643-6800.

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