Representatives from Pilgrim’s delivered a check for $270,800 on Monday at Mayfield High School.
Kent Massey, general manager of the Pilgrim’s Mayfield Complex, explained that they were looking for projects that would benefit the community overall as well as one that could help the children of their some 1,300 team members.
“We want to make this donation as part of our company’s Hometown Strong initiative,” said Massey. “This is a community investment program to benefit our neighbors and the areas where our team members live and work.”
“We are so excited about what this donation will provide for our school district through the Pilgrim’s Hometown Strong initiative,” said Mayfield Independent Schools Superintendent Joe Henderson. “The generosity of Pilgrim’s will help provide students with academic access they did not previously have. A portion of the funds will make sure students have Chromebooks and internet access in their homes so that all students have an equitable opportunity to learn during these unprecedented times.”
According to Henderson, “In addition to helping our students academically, this financial support enables us to make upgrades to several of our athletic facilities.”
A portion of the money will be used to fund improvements at the soccer, softball, and baseball fields, plus the track.
“I can’t express how thankful we are. These facilities will benefit our student-athletes, their families and our community for many years to come,” Henderson added.
Pictured during the check presentation (L-R): Misti Lance, Pilgrim's Human Resources Manager; Joe Henderson, Mayfield Independent Schools Superintendent; Larry Jackson, Mayfield Independent Board of Education Chairman; Joe Morris, Mayfield High School Athletic Director; and Kent Massey, Pilgrim's General Manager.