More support for new school
Just one week before the school referendum was set to go before voters, another business joined in support of a new high school for Owatonna.
On May 6, Gopher Sport announced that if the referendum passes on May 14, it wants to contribute equipment to ensure students at the high school have more opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
Gopher Sport would contribute a meaningful amount of high quality equipment for the school’s physical education program, fitness room, STEM Makerspace classes and outfit classrooms with active seating and active work stations.
These gifts would be made possible through Gopher, STEM-Supplies and Moving Minds brands.
“Gopher Sport has been in the Owatonna community since 1947, and we have a commitment to give back to our community,” said Todd Jennings, CEO of Gopher Sport. “If the referendum passes on May 14, we would be delighted to support the new high school with innovative equipment that will help the students enjoy more active and healthy lives.”
Superintendent Jeff Elstad said, “We continue to be thankful for the generosity of our local businesses and continue to be amazed by the pride felt by all who live and work within our community.”
Gopher Sport joins Mayo Clinic, Viracon, Wenger Corporation, Wenger Foundation and Federated Insurance in support of a new high school.
Voters head to the polls today (Tuesday) to decide the fate of a $116 million bond referendum to build a new high school that would replace the current century-old facility.
The Times will have more on the outcome of the referendum online at steeledodgenews.com and in next week’s edition.