After more than a year of private fundraising by volunteers - and thanks to the support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals, we are excited to be moving forward with a new turf and other improvements, such as new east side bleachers, new lights and a refurbished track at our historic Rubick Field.
One Community, One Field!
Photo courtesy of Andrea Walsh
We broke ground on the project May 10, 2018 and recognized the key donors who made this possible.
There is still time to donate to help us bridge remaining funds and we can add you to our donor list. Please see our GoFundMe site or contact Biff Hansen (biff[email protected]) or Eric Hoffman ([email protected]). We are thankful for volunteers, such as Biff Hansen, Eric Hoffmann, Mary Hoffman and Tony Virnoche, who ran the community fundraising project and helped raise more than $750,000.
Humble gratitude to everyone in the community who contributed and to our volunteers for their time and energy. This will be a fantastic improvement for our football, soccer, track and field, cheer and dance teams and our marching band. Our students appreciate your help and they can't wait to see the new and improved Rubick Field in fall 2018!
THANK YOU, MANITOWOC!
PLATINUM DONORS ($100,000 and above)
Aurora Health Care and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Baycare Clinic
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
GOLD DONORS ($25,000-$99,999)
Bank First National
Investors Community Bank
SILVER DONORS ($10,000-$24,999)
Roncalli High School
Mike and Debbie Holly
Ships Football Booster Club
BRONZE DONORS ($5,000-$9,999)
Paul (Biff) and Sheila Hansen
Joseph and Eleanor DiRaimondo
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Shaw
SHIPS DONORS (Up to $4,999)
Christopher and Tracy Bandt
Don Davey (Disciplined Equity Management)
Jeff and Tina Heinzen
Rick and Mary Hoffman Family
The Manitowoc Company Foundation
WOMT (Seehafer Broadcasting Corp)
Bill's Auto Sales & Custom Paint
Lincoln High Football
Linder Ace Hardware Manitowoc
Robert and Dana Bandt
Benevity Community Impact Fund
Mark and Shawn Holzman
Jason and Angela Lettenberger
Jennifer and Jeffrey Pederson Family
Robert and Kelly Block
Allyson Kosloski Lehrman
Cameron and Dayna Goetz
Claire Callen and Christopher Callen
David and Christine Lensmeyer
Derek and Ashley Holly
James and Phyllis Hall
Kirk and April Eichmann
Richard and Mary Kay Ducat
Trent and Bryce Ducat
Ships Alumni.... Please check out this Facebook page, Rubick Field Community Fundraising Project and consider getting involved. As Alumni, we understand the traditions of Lincoln High School, and as community members or “kids” who grew up here, please consider this opportunity for the young people of all our schools, and creating a facility that will provide our city and the Lakeshore a first-class venue for activity. Thanks for your time and reflection.
DONATE NOW at www.gofundme.com/rubickfieldrenovationproject.
Dear Alumni and Friends:
Ron Rubick Municipal Field, built in 1955, has had a long rich history for many Alumni in and from our community. From football to soccer, track and field to cheer, and dance teams to marching band, many memories have been performed and shared there during our high school years.
The problem: After a multitude of years of competition on this historic community field the grass surface and landscape have taken on an enormous amount of wear and tear. The worn conditions of the field have become significant and are of concern to the safety of the athletes in our community. The grass surface is very uneven and there are sinking areas throughout and around the field. This is causing unsafe playing conditions for all athletic groups using the facility. Additionally, the lighting and sound system are in need of major upgrading.
The solution: The Manitowoc Public School District is committed to keeping all facilities up to date, and part of the district’s long term capital improvement plan is to update the lights, sound system, and visitor bleachers at Rubick Municipal Field. With seven of our ten conference opponents playing or soon to be playing on home artificial turf fields, members of the Manitowoc community have asked, and received permission from the Manitowoc School District to raise private funding for artificial turf at Rubick Municipal Field. With additional football and boys’ and girls’ soccer games, the grass wears quickly. Turf can help this problem, and provide additional practice space for athletes, marching bands and cheer and dance teams, as well as being an event space for the lakeshore area (Please see the PowerPoint on the Facebook page listed below for details). Additionally, it would allow Manitowoc the opportunity to host WIAA tournament games.
Fundraising has begun and our hope is that through private donations the renovation project may take place before the beginning of the 2017 football and soccer season. Yes it is possible! The cost of the upgrades to the facility are approximately $972,000. Our goal is to raise $750,000 by the end of May to donate to this project so that work may begin by summer and be ready for the fall season.
This is where we could use your help. Please forward this letter/information to as many alumni in your class that you have contact with. Also “like” the “Rubick Field Community Fundraising Project” page on Facebook. Let’s get the word out that we need help reaching our goals in order to help the youth of our community and help to maintain Ron Rubick Municipal Field’s rich proud tradition.
All donations are tax deductible and can be made through the Manitowoc Public School District Foundation. Its mission is to raise funds privately to benefit programs and facilities for the students of the MPSD. All funds are dispersed through the independent foundation board. Donations to the Rubick Municipal Field Renovation Project through this Foundation offer the ability to spread your donation over a 2-5 year period. Please use the attached form for the Manitowoc Public School District Foundation.
Please consider helping this project in order to provide Manitowoc an outstanding community facility, and thank you for your time and dedication to Manitowoc Lincoln High School and the Manitowoc Community!
Ships Sail Together!