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Bendix Contributes $25K for HS Athletic Facility Renovation

Bendix is supporting the Avon, Ohio, Athletic Boosters’ Project SOAR renovation project.

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Bendix announced it joined with other members of the Avon community to back the development of a new athletic facility for the Avon Local School District, for use by the fast-growing Avon High School sports program and related community endeavors. Bendix awarded a $25,000 grant spread over a two-year period to the Avon Athletic Boosters’ Project SOAR in support of the renovation and construction of a modernized facility just outside the high school stadium.

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The Project SOAR team renovated the school’s existing locker room building to create a one-story, 4,400-square-foot structure housing a locker room, restrooms, coaches’ office, medical training room, and a community room. It did so with numerous grants and in-kind donations from other Avon-area entities, financial support from the school district, and volunteer efforts from the community. Bendix says its award granted the company naming rights for the coaches’ room.

Student athletes, along with their families and representatives from supporting organizations, including Bendix, recently got a sneak peek at the new facility during its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, held in July.

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“The new athletic facility is impressive, and we are very proud to have joined with other Avon-area businesses, families, and individuals in supporting Project SOAR and its mission to further the school’s athletic program,” said Maria Gutierrez, Bendix director of corporate responsibility and sustainability. “With Bendix’s recent move to Avon, this was a project that tied both to our new community and to the local school system, establishing a connection that we hope will flourish and grow in the coming years. Sports are always a great way to reach youth and a perfect avenue to teach students about teamwork, discipline, leadership, and many other skills that we value as a business, so this project was a strong fit.”

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For more details, visit the company’s website.

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