Williamsport’s Education Foundation announces legacy brick campaign

The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation is offering alumni, families and community members the opportunity to leave their legacy in the school district, by buying a personalized brick.

The bricks will be laid as a walkway at the entrance to the high school stadium, and will be called “The Walk to Glory,” at the scheduled completion date in the fall of 2015.

All the proceeds from the bricks will benefit the “Return to Glory” capital campaign. The campaign is a fundraising effort being carried out by a volunteer task force of community leaders, with a goal of raising $3.5 million to restore and upgrade the Williamsport Area High School’s aging athletic and band facilities.

The project will include the installation of an expanded all-weather turf field for football and soccer, a new track and field complex and other infrastructure improvements to the stadium. Facility work will begin this summer, to date the campaign has secured commitments totaling $1.79 million.

“The idea behind the legacy bricks came about as a way to not only help with fundraising in the campaign, but to also offer the opportunity for people to preserve and promote a memory they may have of the district, or to pay tribute to a loved one or a specific class,” Greg Hayes, executive director of the WASD Education Foundation said.

The personalized bricks are available in two sizes, 4-by-8 inches and 8-by-8 inches. The bricks can be ordered online at www.bricksrus .com/order/wasdef/, or by contacting the foundation office at 570-327-5500 ext. 33495.