Subway Franchisees of Saint John area donate $12,000 to the Greater Saint John Field House Project.
The Greater Saint John Field House Project is pleased to announce another donation from our local business community. Local Subway franchisees Carol Fortune, Peter McMaster and Tony Ratchford, have combined forces to commit $12,000 to the project.
Together, this group of local business people operate twelve Subway restaurants in the Saint John market and have pooled their resources to make this generous donation to the field house capital campaign. “We are very pleased to support the Saint John community with this important project,” said Peter McMaster. “The Saint John area is our home, and the field house will help in making our region a destination for sports,” added Tony Ratchford and Carol Fortune.
The field house project will feature two turf pitches for field sports, a running track, a community centre and multi-purpose space for the community to use. It requires that half of the $24 Million needed, be generated from the community and City funding with provincial funding, and federal funding making up the other half. The donation from this latest contribution further increases that community commitment which is now approaching $10.8 million.
“This latest gift demonstrates that local businesses of all sizes want to support this project and for Subway it just seems to align strongly with their brand and the location of their restaurants. We are thrilled that Peter, Carol and Tony have seen fit to support our drive to build a top-class sports facility here in our region,” says Bill MacMackin, Project Leader.
Phase one involves the construction of all the field house components plus some site improvements for the Exhibition Park property. In future, a second phase could include much-needed infrastructure requirements for the city, including a sports arena with two ice pads and act as a replacement for ageing community rinks.