Unison Bank donates $500,000 to stadium project

Jan 16, 2020

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A New Year means new dreams and new goals. One financial institution is giving back to the community of Jamestown in a big way this year that will help contribute to local dreams and goals.

Unison Bank has partnered with the University of Jamestown and Jamestown Public Schools by contributing $500,000 to help progress their $11.5 million football field and track renovation project. The project includes a new turf football field and a nine-lane, 400-meter track, as well as a press box, seating and concourse.

“We’re proud of our community bank heritage and the areas we serve,” said Unison Bank President & CEO, Kelly Rachel. “We’ve been blessed and therefore are honored to give back to such an important project in Jamestown. This facility will be a tremendous asset to the Jimmie and Blue Jay athletic programs. In addition, it provides an opportunity to host local, regional and statewide events which benefit our entire community.”

The stadium will be home to the University of Jamestown and Jamestown High School Football and Track and Field. It is slated to open fall of 2021.

“We are so grateful to Unison Bank for their significant contribution to this project,” said University of Jamestown President, Polly Peterson. “Jamestown is a special community and this project demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work together, said Peterson. Thank you, Unison Bank, for believing in our community and the multiplier effect this project will have for all of Jamestown.”

“This project will offer a direct impact to over 400 student-athletes combined at the University of Jamestown and Jamestown High School competing in Football and Track and Field,” said University of Jamestown Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Brett Moser.

The first games at the stadium will be held in the fall of 2021. Jamestown High School will play their first home football game on September 3, 2021 and the University of Jamestown will play on September 11, 2021 at the new facility.

Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent, Robert Lech, said, “This project is a wonderful collaboration that meets the needs of both UJ and JPS. The concept was a result of the long-standing relationship between our organizations but was made possible by generous supporters like Unison Bank. We are grateful for this investment in our kids and our community.”

Learn more about the stadium project at uj.edu/allnews/uj-and-jps-break-ground-on-renovation-project and uj.edu/allnews/taylor-stadium-rollie-greeno-field-renovation.

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