A high school football field that was submerged during a flood last year will now be preserved.
A group of students from the Madison County High School Athletic Association and the Madison Park Conservancy teamed up to create the “Golf Fields for Hope” fund, which aims to preserve a number of golf courses and other recreational facilities in the county.
A couple of years ago, the high school was in the middle of a major flood event that submerged the entire stadium.
“When it comes to the fields, we can see how valuable these fields can be, especially during the flood,” said Madison Park President, Scott Gossett.
“We have a lot of them in our district and I think we need to keep them that way.”
The goal of the fund is to preserve these golf courses so that future generations of residents can enjoy them.
“This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but it has taken some time,” said John O’Connor, a Madison Park District senior and co-founder of the group.
“It’s important to us that we have these golf fields preserved.”
The fund is currently only accepting donations.
If you would like to help, you can contact John O. O’Connor at 615-955-1380 or [email protected]