HUDSON: The second phase of the Malson Athletic Center project at Hudson High School is on track to raise the needed funds.
Business Manager Derek Cluse told school board members Monday night that the current goal is to raise $556,000 by Dec. 31.
The district has raised a total of $944,000 to date, including $469,000 from the Malson family, $375,000 from the district and an anonymous donation of $100,000.
Dick Malson will make an additional $500,000 matching donation when the $556,000 goal is met.
The focus of the fundraising effort is on large donors, both corporate and private, although Cluse said all donations are welcome.
Superintendent Phil Herman said there are still many naming opportunities available for rooms within the facility, which include the training room, the varsity locker rooms, the hall of fame and a community event room.
According to the marketing brochure, donor recognition levels begin at $1,000 and run up to $150,000 to name the community room, which will overlook the stadium from the second story.
The facility will be used for both male and female teams from a variety of sports at the junior varsity and varsity levels.
Sixteen members chosen for the project team include: Cluse, Malson, Herman, Treasurer Kathryn Sines, board member Patti Engelman and a number of interested community members and supporters of Hudson Explorers athletics.
The fundraising marketing plan should be finalized by Saturday and started Sept. 6. If the funds are raised as planned, a groundbreaking will be held in April with the grand opening Sept. 1, 2014.