Mount Union and Alliance City Schools In Cooperative Arrangement

April 13, 2010


In an effort to show support for Alliance High School's efforts to improve their athletic facilities, Mount Union College has waived the rental fee for the 2001 football season for the use of Mount Union Stadium.

Alliance City School officials have decided to use the money they would have paid the College for the purchase of weight training equipment for the new facility.

"We view this as a win-win situation for the College and community," Dr. John L. Ewing, president of the College, said. "Clearly, the need for a weight training facility is a priority for the city's student-athletes and we hope that by waiving the fee the city schools will be able to purchase some much-needed high-quality weight training equipment."

Arthur Garnes, superintendent of Alliance City Schools, views the College's gesture as a bonus. "The project has been moving along nicely but there has been a concern that once the building is completed we would be outfitting it with old equipment," Garnes said. "The Board of Education of the Alliance City Schools is grateful to the College for this gesture which allows us to redirect the funds for the purchase of this much-needed equipment. This is further evidence of the cooperation that exists between the College and the city schools and it points out how valuable the College is to the community."

The 16,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed by December. The facility includes a wrestling room, weight room, auxiliary gymnasium and lockers.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (330) 823-6063

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