Community Stadium

A privately funded project of the BHS Alumni Association

Currently, thanks to the generosity of Grogan’s Towne and Barron Insurance for assuming paying off the Bedford Community Stadium loan, there is no outstanding debt for the Alumni Association to worry about for phase 1 of the Bedford Community Stadium project. There is an account set up for donations to construct permanent restrooms at the Bedford Community Stadium. Barron Insurance is currently donating $4,000 per year to this fund.

Located on Jackman Road in Temperance, Michigan between Bedford High School and Bedford Junior High School

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A Brief Overview of the Bedford Community Stadium Project

The Bedford Community Stadium is exactly that: a “Community Stadium”.  Built by the community. Built for the community.  And embodying the best the community has to offer.  In 1995, a group of concerned citizens, Bedford High School Alumni and Bedford Public Schools administrators met to assess the condition of the old high school stadium and to develop a plan to build a new, more functional stadium.  Their objective was not only to meet the needs of the school and its various athletic and performing arts organizations, but to have the stadium serve as a community resource at well.  From that point, the Bedford High School Alumni Association was formed and named the Bedford Community Stadium as its first special project.  The stadium committee developed the following mission statement: “To build a quality community stadium based on a well thought out master plan which will be a source of real, long-lasting community pride.”

Fundraising for the project began in January of 1996.  The new stadium was constructed as part of the sports complex that housed a running track which is located behind the Bedford Junior High and High School buildings at Dean and Jackman Roads.  Actual construction of the stadium began in the summer of 1996 with the renovation of the of the grass surface inside the track.  An underground sprinkler system was also added at that time.  Fundraising efforts continued into the spring of 1997.  During this period of time the stadium committee had secured enough money from various fund-raisers, donor pledges and in-kind donations to secure a $1,000,000 loan to complete phase I of the stadium project. Construction of phase I was completed in the fall of 1997.

NEW STADIUM RENOVATION PLANNED- See more details below!

Attention all Bedford Alumni & Friends! The Bedford Alumni Association is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Mule Muscle, Inc. with an aggressive plan to do a major renovation at Bedford Community Stadium, and we need your help! A group of committed and enthusiastic volunteers have been working behind the scenes to finally bring permanent restrooms to the stadium after 20 years of porta potties. We are excited to push this project across the finish line, but we need the community’s help!

There are currently several ways you can get involved! Keep reading to learn more.

ADOPT AN ENVELOPE – Our first major fundraiser is an easy one. All you need to do is Adopt an Envelope from our wall of money. Be creative – use your graduation year, wedding date, weight class, jersey number, running time, your favorite number (times 10 of course!), or team up with some friends. Ask your boss for a company match. In just 24 hours your friends have adopted envelopes valued at $2,167. When all of envelopes are adopted we’ll have$45,150!! (** Mule Muscle, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 100% of your donation is tax deductible **)

ROYAL FLUSH REVERSE RAFFLE – Save the date for our big event on New Year’s Eve 2019. Help us Deck the Stalls and Potty with a Purpose! Only 350 Reverse Raffle tickets will be sold and there will be a limited number of dinner seats available to this event. You can find more information through our partner’s redesigned MULE MUSCLE, INC. website.

ALUMNI PLAZA – We are currently working on the design for our new restroom complex and will be sharing it as soon as we’ve finalized the details.

NEXT MEETING – Please join us at our next planning meeting will be Sunday, February 24that 7:00 pm in the basement of Sidelines Eatery in Lambertville. In the meantime, follow Mule Muscle on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date with our progress.

The Bedford Alumni Association is also accepting donations. Our organization is also a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and 100% of your donation is tax deductible. For more information regarding donation through the Alumni Association, please contact Dustin Cress at (419) 705-8529 or by e-mail at alumni@mybedford.us.

For more information regarding the Bedford Alumni Association, please visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Mule Muscle, Inc. contributed to the writing of this release.

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