The restroom fund is flush. Approval of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program Grant for $45,900 was received in May. The School Governing Board accepted the Friends matching funds donation of $56,100 in June. Architect Al Hopper is currently drawing up construction plans along with contractors who are completing electrical and plumbing plans. Restroom construction is projected for October 2015.
We extend our gratitude to the Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Company Foundation, Bisbee Area Social Investment Fund who awarded this project $30,000. We are also grateful to the Cochise Community Foundation who awarded the Friends $3000. Also with the help of many friends and supporters, the Friends raised over $6,000 with a successful Indiegogo fund-raising campaign. The remaining funds were raised with the help of many donors, sales of merchandise and the annual Copper City Classic Vintage Base Ball Tournament which each year raises about $5000.
We look forward to new restrooms for the upcoming tournament scheduled for April 16th and 17th, 2016