Class Challenge

The challenge is on!!!

For the last several years the Putnam Stadium Restoration Committee has been raising funds to restore Putnam Stadium as the premier place for Friday night high school football and Saturday afternoon band competitions, as well as a host of other venues.

For those who have not heard, our 76-year old stadium has run its course and it must be torn down and rebuilt and restored to its former glory.  As a matter of fact, for this season, it was necessary to barricade the heavily damaged areas of the bleachers which resulted in losing approximately 900 seats.

Through the years the stadium has been a special place for all of us and now we have an opportunity to play a significant role in rebuilding the stadium to last another 76 years.

We have raised a little over $1.3 million dollars of the approximate $2 million needed for completion of Phase 1 of the project (stadium seating, locker rooms, infrastructure, etc.).

Demolition of the stadium should occur at the end of this season, with Phase 1 to be completed before the start of the 2014 season.

This is where YOU come in.

We are launching an all-out fundraising effort to secure the remainder of the funds to complete Phase 1 of the project, and the time is now.   This letter, as part of this all-out effort, is to challenge all Ashland/Paul G. Blazer/Ashland Blazer High School graduates to a competition across all classes and the bragging rights to go with it.

And it is simple.

Make a donation on this website, and be sure to note your class in the comments section, and your donation will be credited to your class.

We will provide a weekly update of total class donations, including the leader of the competition.  Depending on the overall donation level, your class could be prominently displayed on the *donor wall.

The race is on!  It is time for all Tomcats to take the field!

The class competition and tracking of the donation totals, including those already identified on the chart, are from this point forward. See your class inscribed on the Donor Wall!

Thank you,

Putnam Stadium Restoration Committee


*Large Donor Club Categories (to be placed on a marble wall 6 feet high, 15 feet long inside the stadium)

Click here to view an illustration of the Class Challenge!