Grant awarded for MHS field house

Published 11:07 pm Friday, October 8, 2010

State Rep. Cam Ward (far left) presented Maplesville High School officials a grant Friday to help build a new field house.


Students at Maplesville High School will soon enjoy an upgraded athletic field house thanks to a $30,000 grant awarded by the state.

Maplesville High School has been working to come up with the funding to improve their athletic facilities for a while, but was forced to rely almost exclusively on private fundraisers to assist in athletic facility upgrades during tough budget times.

“It is very exciting because it is going to benefit the students,” said Principal Maggie Hicks.
State Rep. Cam Ward and other local officials presented Hicks and Brent Hubbert, athletic director, with a check Friday morning.

“This means a lot because it is going to be a great improvement in the facility and will be something the kids and the community can be proud of,” said Hubbert. “We want to make sure it is done right.”

The grant was secured by Ward, who will be sworn-in as Chilton County’s new state senator in November, after working in conjunction with Hicks, Gov. Bob Riley and other supporters of the school.

“The Maplesville community has worked hard to improve their athletic facilities, and I hope that this grant will allow them to make significant improvements for the students participating in their athletic programs,” said Ward.