Updates

Maranacook Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project Updates!

Phase 1 Construction Site Preparation Completed!!


The week of June 15th saw the completion of major steps towards construction of restrooms in the concession courtyard. With assistance from Maine Equipment Rental, Shaun Drinkwater and Cushing Construction, the site around the concession stand has had all stumps, shrubs, old benches and old concrete super pavers removed and disposed of off site. With final engineering/construction plans due in by the end of June, it is hoped that actual construction will begin later this summer! Huge thank you's go out to Maine Equipment Rental, Shaun Drinkwater and Cushing Construction for their donations of delivery/pickup, operation and clean up/disposal of the courtyard area!! It is community support like this that helps bring such projects to life - THANK YOU!!!!

ABS News Flash November 2019

The Awesome Bear Society Capital Campaign is in full swing with promotional tables at recent elementary school parent/teacher conferences, the high school musical and presentations to all the winter sports teams, our capital campaign drive is in full swing. In addition, an alumni class challenge and many current sports teams are working to raise money for their engraved stones. Go Bears!

It is easier than ever to make a donation with easy access to all the donation methods on the ABS website, a donation big or small is greatly appreciated and easily accomplished. We have raised a little over $80,000 towards the $200,000 goal. Please consider joining us and make a donation by April 1st to make Phase 1 a reality next summer!

Go to the ABS website to see our progress and to learn about ways you can donate!

https://sites.google.com/site/awesombearsociety/athletic-recreation-expansion/updates

https://sites.google.com/site/awesombearsociety/athletic-recreation-expansion/ways-to-donate

Join the Awesome Bear Society - Alumni Class Challenge! October, 2019

We're working to enhance and expand the athletic and recreational complex on campus, but we can't do it without your help! Whether you were the first or the most recent graduating class, you have all made an impact on Maranacook's history. Now, the Awesome Bear Society invites you to leave your mark permanently for future generations of Black Bears to remember your legacy.

The first phase of this capital campaign consists of enhancing and expanding the concession courtyard, the project will cost $200,000 to complete. We want to make sure each class is memorialized in the concession courtyard with their class year etched on a stone tile in the entrance to the complex. We've already started raising funds from the community to make this happen, but we're counting on the past graduating classes to help us raise $107,500 to push us closer to our goal.

In Maranacook's history, there have been 43 graduating classes of roughly 100 students per class. This means that for just $25 a student, you could be part of ensuring your class's legacy in the concession courtyard.

The class of 1980, is already 10% towards their engraved stone! Join in and help make your mark on Maranacook's future!

Send in your donation today to the address below and be sure to notate what class you are supporting in the memo of the check!

Awesome Bear Society

P.O. Box 304

Manchester, ME 04351

Awesome Bear Society News Flash, October 2019

The Maranacook Community High School Awesome Bear Society (ABS) is in the midst of a major capital fundraising campaign to greatly enhance and expand the athletic & recreational complex on the Maranacook campus and needs your help!

Phase 1: Concession Courtyard (includes addition of a restroom)

Phase 2: Recreational Trail Network & Outing Club Expansion

Phase 3: Track & Ricky Gibson Field Expansion

ABS has a goal of raising $200,000 by March 31, 2020 in order to complete Phase 1 of the project. To date $80,000 has been raised!

It is necessary to raise the remaining $120,000 to ensure the expansion happens for our communities.

Please consider helping us “Pave the Way” to the athletic and recreational expansion.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please make checks payable to:

Awesome Bear Society

Mail To:

P.O Box 304 Manchester, Maine 04351

Or use our ABS Paypal Link

Go to the website and the “Pave The Way” option to purchase an engrave brick, paver or tile as part of the concession courtyard! https://sites.google.com/site/awesombearsociety/athletic-recreation- expansion/pave-the-way

Be a part of the future of athletic & recreational opportunities at the Maranacook campus for all our area communities!! Thank you for your support!

Fundraising Update, September 2019

We have had a busy summer fundraising and are excited to report that we have raised $67,000 toward the Maranacook Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project!



Our goal is to complete construction of phase 1 and hopefully phase 2, in the spring/summer of 2020. To do so we need to raise at least $130,000 before the end of 2019, so don't delay, reach out and be a part of a new and expanded recreational and athletic complex at Maranacook for all our area communities to utilize.

Thanks to Kennebec Savings Bank and G&E Roofing for donating $25,000 each!

Thanks to Fabian Oil for donating $5,000!

Thanks to Taylor Stevenson of Stevenson Solutions for donating tree clearing & brush work!

Stevenson Solutions has completed a large portion (80-90%) of the brush/tree clearing needed to prep the phase 1 site for construction in spring/summer of 2020. Remaining work to be completed late fall/early spring in preparation for construction.

2nd Tier Fundraising Announced! June 4, 2019 (Funding Levels Updated June 10, 2019)

MARANACOOK AREA ATHLETIC & RECREATION EXPANSION

Second tier fundraising levels announced! Be a part of a historic athletic & recreational expansion project and get your name proudly advertised throughout! Please fill out our Donor Form.

Bronze: $5000

  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases and for one full year afterwards

Silver: $10,000

  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases and for one full year afterwards

Gold: $25,000

  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases and for 3 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening

Platinum: $50,000

  • 3-year entry/advertising for foursome into annual golf tournament
  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases and for 3 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening

Titanium: $75,000

  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of golf tournament prizes
  • 3-year entry/advertising for foursome into annual golf tournament
  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases and for 5 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening

Jewel: $100,000

  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of golf tournament meal
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of golf tournament prizes
  • 3-year entry/advertising of foursome into annual golf tournament
  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases for 5 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening

Diamond: $250,000

  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of golf carts at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of annual golf tournament meal
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of annual golf tournament prizes
  • 3-year entry/advertising of foursome into annual golf tournament
  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases for 10 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening

Crown: $500,000 Plus

  • Permanent major complex naming opportunity development
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of golf carts at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of annual golf tournament meal
  • 3-year advertising/sponsorship of annual golf tournament prizes
  • 3-year entry/advertising of foursome into annual golf tournament
  • 3-year practice putting green flag advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year Putting contest advertising at annual golf tournament
  • 3-year golf hole naming at annual golf tournament
  • 5-year minimum, metal advertising sign on complex fence
  • Recognition on complex donor plaques
  • Name and/or corporate logo printed on complex material, programs and posted on ABS website during the construction phases for 15 full years afterwards
  • Recognition at grand opening


*Note all second tier donations can be made on a three year installment plan. Payments can be made directly via check to Awesome Bear Society or through our PayPal account. Contact Ronn Gifford (ronnrgifford@gmail.com) or Sarah Firth (sarahfirth18@gmail.com) for additional information.

Learn more:

Project Plans

ABS Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion Project Brochure

WEEK ONE FUNDRAISING RESULTS! May 28, 2019

MARANACOOK AREA ATHLETIC & RECREATION EXPANSION

Fundraising kicks in with week one total of $27,600 with main donations of $25,000 from Kennebec Savings Bank and the first engraved tile from the John and Peg Barnes family - a great kickoff!

To Order online go to https://polarengraving.com/maranacookarea

READ ALL ABOUT IT AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT! Maranacook Area Athletic & Recreation Expansion

"NEWS FLASH" AWESOME BEAR SOCIETY ANNOUNCES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN!!!! May 20, 2019

THE MARANACOOK AREA ATHLETIC & RECREATION EXPANSION PROJECT

MAJOR EXPANSION TO EXISTING ATHLETIC AND RECREATIONAL COMPLEX PROPOSED

  • CONCESSION COURTYARD
  • EXPANDED TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX
  • ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD FOR MULTI-SPORT USE
  • RECREATIONAL & NORDIC SKI TRAIL NETWORK EXPANSION - OUTING CLUB/COMMUNITY RECREATION BUILDING
  • GRAND COMPLEX ENTRANCES

READ ALL ABOUT IT AND LEND YOUR SUPPORT -http://awesomebearsociety.com

Capital Fundraising Campaign Announced for ABS Maranacook Area Athletic and Recreation Expansion Project:

  • Courtyard brick/paver and Entrance Column tile kickoff today 5/20/19 (see brochure on ABS webpage)!
  • Grant, Foundation requests initiated!
  • Local/area business donor requests initiated!
  • Watch the ABS webpage for frequent updates and fundraising progress!