The school committees unanimously voted to approve funding for the decaying track and field facilit, which was dedicated to the memory of Richard E. Dow. According to John Raguin, who is spearing-heading the project to replace the track before the start of the 2014 spring season, the schools will provide $150,000 of the $600,000 needed.
"(In) private funds (we) still need to come up with $450,000," he told Sudbury Patch. "We have $320,000 now, with another $30,000 verbal. So we now have the hard work of raising the final $100,000."
The track is about 40 years old and used heavily by students and residents.
“It’s among the worst in the Dual County League. That’s the athletes and coaches who say that,” Raguin said earlier this summer. “They resurfaced it about 20 years ago. It was asphalt, then they put this layer of latex on top of it. But it’s crumbling.”
To learn more about the project or make a donation, visit https://www.facebook.com/ABTrackProject.