Cafaro Foundation donates $50K for Brookfield stadium renovation
BROOKFIELD — The Cafaro Foundation is donating $50,000 to help the Brookfield School District start renovating Addison Stadium.
The Ohio Office of Civil Rights determined that the stadium was not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The total cost of renovating the athletic facility to meet ADA standards is nearly $500,000.
The new expense comes as the district has been working to emerge from fiscal emergency status.There is no funding available within the current school budget to pay for the necessary upgrades.
“Unfunded mandates like this leave school districts in the lurch and they hit student athletes hard,” Cafaro Foundation Trustee William A. Cafaro said in a news release. “The school board has no choice but to reach out to local businesses and foundations for help. We’re hoping that our donation encourages others in the community to step up and join us in helping Brookfield renovate its stadium.”