GREENVILLE – Doug and Susan Shields donated $10,000 to The Friends of Harmon Field on Friday afternoon at Greenville’s Harmon Field.
“We appreciate Doug and Susan stepping up to the plate with their $10,000 donation,” said steering committee member Mike Henderson. “It will go towards the first phase which will be the track. We’re excited…we are getting close to being able to start that part of the project here soon.”
The Shields have three children including daughter Elizabeth Shields now teaching at Greenville High School.
Son, Mark played football and golf for the Wave and their youngest, Jason, a senior at GHS plays golf and baseball for the Green Wave.
The Friends of Harmon Field have seen many recent corporate and individual donations as the organization looks to modernize the sports complex including a new track and field complex while making improvements at Harmon Field.
“We’re glad that we can do it,” said Doug and Susan. “We feel strong support of the community is important and we are really glad that we can give.”
Improvements plans are to include turf upgrades, a new facility to house restrooms and locker rooms while renovating or replace the current concrete stands, seating and press box.
The total project comes with an estimated $5 million price tag and is currently nearing the halfway point of the organization’s goal.
“We are very thrilled to have another donation and they keep coming in,” stated Henderson. “The community has been so supportive of us and we really appreciate that.”
“The community does stand behind the project,” added Henderson. “It’s really neat the way the project is coming together.”
Visit www.friendsofharmonfield.com for more information about The Friends of Harmon Field and how you can help with the project.
PHOTO CAPTION: Dustin Leis, Susan Shields, Aaron Shaffer, Mike Henderson, Doug Shields and Kyle Kagey (Gaylen Blosser photo)