Owensboro Health on Tuesday officially presented a check for $200,000 to Daviess County Public Schools, with the funds going toward the cost of major renovation projects completed in more than a year ago at Apollo and Daviess County high schools.
The presentation was held ahead of the city-county track meet hosted by Apollo High School.
“The donation represents the hospital’s commitment to supporting health and wellness in our community, with an emphasis on nurturing healthy lifestyle education among students,” according to a release from DCPS. “The contribution was dedicated to the construction of new athletic facilities at Apollo and Daviess County high schools, including new and/or renovated football fields, tracks, locker rooms, training rooms, bleachers, concession stands, press boxes and other amenities.”
Owensboro Health President and CEO Greg Strahan presented the check to DCPS officials, including Superintendent Matt Robbins, Board of Education chairman Dale Stewart, and vice-chairman Todd Anderson.
“This gift represents the highest ideals of the mission shared by Owensboro Health and the Daviess County Public Schools district, which is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn and grow as healthy, productive members of society,” Robbins said. “Our high school athletic facilities will serve generations of students who participate in sports, band and other activities, or who simply enjoy the spirit of camaraderie in attending games and other events in these stadiums.”
Strahan said at Owensboro Health, children and school health are a priority focus area for the organization.
“This is a part of our commitment to our mission — to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve,” he said. “I have no doubt that this investment in our local children will contribute to the overall health and wellness of our communities for years to come.”