The Scotts Valley Sports Complex non-profit company announced earlier this month that it has secured financing and dedications completing more than $1 million toward the first phase of the Scotts Valley High School sports complex.

Scotts Valley Sports Complex (SVSC), in collaboration with the Scotts Valley Unified School District and SVHS Falcon Club, will implement the funds to start construction of an all-weather track, turf playing field, bleacher seating and press box, and storage.

The very first phase will total almost $5 million, while the entire sports complex, including the water center, is anticipated to overall nearly $10 million.

#x 201c; Scotts Valley High School has developed a phenomenal athletics program with under-developed fields and without the benefit of a pool or useable track, #x 201d; said Julia Blanton, co-founder of SVSC. #x 201c; Athletics, both after school and as part of physical education classes, are crucial to all students. While the school has managed to develop superior professional athletes and positive and in shape students, we #x 2019; ve likewise suffered our fair share of effects, consisting of numerous cancelled or relocated occasions. Since the school #x 2019; s establishing in 1999, it has actually never hosted a house track satisfy, and SVHS is among simply two public high schools in the county without such centers. We thinkOur team believe the time to solve that is now. #x 201d;

Donations to this day have originated from a broad range of donors #x 2014; parents, previous students, businesses and foundations.

#x 201c; We are thrilled to be partnering with this group of devoted fundraisers, #x 201d; said Penny Weaver, SVUSD superintendent. #x 201c; Our high school and district administration, along with Falcon Club leadership, are working together with SVSC to move the task forward, while likewise meeting state demands. #x 201d;

SVSC is presently processing plans through the Division of State Architect and anticipates to have a permit to begin building by mid 2016, if contributions reach the $5 million required for Phase I. In addition to the Stage I track and field, plansprepare for Phase II would concentrate on the water center, which will consist of a 25-yard, 10-lane pool meeting swim group and water polo demands, showers and restrooms, the connected devices, buildings and fencing.