Sanford Health makes donation towards Sheldon turf project

September 23, 2021 11:20am

Sanford Donation Acceptance 1

Sanford Sheldon is pleased to announce their $150,000 contribution towards the turf facility upgrade.

The turf upgrade will be located on the current Sheldon CSD football field, and is a collaborative project between the Sheldon CSD, Northwest Iowa Community College and the City of Sheldon. The new playing surface will be used for the Sheldon CSD football team, soccer program and the marching band. Additionally, Northwest Iowa Community College will be utilizing the grounds when they begin their intercollegiate soccer program, which is slated to begin in either Fall 2023 or Fall 2024.

Rick Nordahl, CEO of Sanford Sheldon feels the project is very relevant to the growth of the region “Improving our sporting fields and expanding sports in general with the schools and NCC is a great opportunity for us to showcase to our potential employees the commitment we have as an organization to our community, economic development and educational opportunities.  Thank you for letting us be a partner in improving our community….”

Groundbreaking for the project is slated to begin in Spring 2022, with use by the Sheldon CSD in the Fall of 2022.

The cost of the project is estimated to be $1.5 million dollars, which includes the turf project and an enhanced scoreboard. Currently, around $900,000 has been solidified between the Sheldon CSD, NCC and various donors.

For more information on the project or to donate, contact Eric Maassen at the Sheldon CSD at 712- 324-2504 or Kristi Landis at NCC at 800-352-4907 ext. 164.