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Posted on Sep 8, 2016 |

Roger Bacon Alum’s Stadium Challenge

Roger Bacon Alum’s Stadium Challenge

A view of the Roger Bacon stadium during the height of the historic flooding in St. Bernard (OH) and other nearby areas last month.

A view of the Roger Bacon stadium during the height of the historic flooding in St. Bernard (OH) and other nearby areas last month. Photo courtesy Roger Bacon High School.

Repairs to Roger Bacon High School’s stadium, submerged in the sewage backup from last month’s catastrophic flooding in St. Bernard (OH), will cost more than $400,000 to repair.

 

Alumnus Brad Evans (class of ‘07) posted an open letter on social media challenging fellow alumni to match the donation he could afford, and the school has made it the basis of an emergency fundraising campaign.

 

“The Home of the Spartans was rendered unusable and closed until further notice,” the campaign letter reads. “That is why Brad’s donation and his challenge is so important – we need your support. Help RB rise from the waters and restore the field for our current students, alumni, family, and friends.

 

A tweet sent out during last month's flood.

Alumni shared photos of the field, like the one in this tweet, during last month’s flood.

“Many of you remember the magic of a Friday night home game, playing on the soccer team, performing in the band at halftime, or cheering on your son or daughter as they played their hearts out. That is why we are asking for your help – to give our current Spartans and parents the same opportunities.”

 

RB’s goal is to have the stadium repaired before the last home game of the season, Oct. 21st, which has been rescheduled as the the school’s Homecoming so that alumni and other donors can see the results of their donations.

 

Donations can be made online or by mail. For an online donation, go to the school’s donation web page. Send checks to the school at 4320 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45217, with “#RBRising” in the memo field. The school asks that all donors spread the word, using the hashtag “#RBRising” in social media posts.

 

Photos courtesy Roger Bacon High School

 

RB letter

The letter from Brad Evans (RB Class of ’07) that sparked the campaign.

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