About $209,000 has been raised for a community fitness center addition to Weyauwega-Fremont High School.
Ben Claassen, a member of the W-F Booster Club, presented an update about the club’s fundraising efforts during the April 8 meeting of the W-F School Board.
The club is working to raise $400,000 for an approximately 6,000-square-foot addition.
Last November, the School Board committed $400,000 to the project, if the booster club raises $400,000 by June 1.
Claassen told the board Monday the Class of 1963 is raising money for the project, and Agropur’s employees are targeting the fitness center as the organization it wants to raise funds for this year.
The company will match what the employees raise.
The booster club will hold a networking event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at JK’s Lounge & Restaurant, in downtown Weyauwega.
Those who have already donated to the community fitness center, as well as those interested in the project, are invited.
Claassen said renderings will be on display, and people will be able to ask questions about the project.
The proposed addition would be built off the high school’s existing locker room, on the east end of the school.
It would include a weight and fitness area, an aerobics room and locker rooms.
The total cost of the project – including equipment – is estimated at $800,000.