Tusculum "Field of Dreams" Project receives $25K grant

Tusculum "Field of Dreams" Project receives $25K grant

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The J.M. McDonald Foundation has awarded Tusculum University a $25,000 grant to assist with the Tusculum Athletics' Field of Dreams Project. 

With the goal of providing a community facility that encourages healthcare through physical activity and education, Tusculum is raising funds to install synthetic turf for its Pioneer Field and Indoor Practice Facility.  The fields are not only utilized by Tusculum's athletic and intramural programs, but also by Greeneville and Greene County and the surrounding communities for activities such as field day, youth sport camps and a variety of community fundraising events.

"We are extremely grateful to the McDonald Foundation for their support of this project," said Doug Jones, vice president of student success and athletics. "These facility upgrades will not only benefit our students, but also our community.  Great things are happening at Tusculum University and we are fortunate to have the McDonald Foundation as a part of our journey."

The J.M. McDonald Foundation was founded in 1952, with a desire to improve education and social programs primarily in and around upstate New York.  Michelle Arbogast, director of foundation and donor relations at Tusculum, stated the foundation has been a supporter of Tusculum since 1989.  In 2015, the foundation agreed to provide funding to name the student work area of the biology research commons within the Meen Center for Science and Math.

For further information regarding Tusculum's Field of Dreams Project, please contact Blake Cantrell, director of athletic development, at bcantrell@tusculum.edu.