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Goals of the Fundraiser

The purpose of this project is to raise and provide funds to:

  • Resurface the field at Veteran's Memorial Stadium with a new, synthetic turf surface.

  • Update long jump, pole vault and high jump locations.

  • Make improvements to grandstands/site/lighting/technology.

Proposal to Raise Funds

  • Offer the opportunity for donors to purchase bricks and pillars.

  • Build a wall within the stadium that displays the engraved bricks and pillars.

  • Utilize advertising space within the stadium and scoreboard for additional funding.

Benefits of the Upgrades

  • Provides a durable, eco friendly surface that can be used by athletic teams, physical education classes, extracurricular groups and the community.

  • Synthetic turf is a safer and more consistent surface.

  • Reduced labor costs to field and facilities.

  • More opportunity to host state playoff events.

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History of Veteran's Memorial Stadium

Veterans Memorial Stadium was built in 1956, and it was considered one of the best stadiums in the country. The stadium was used for the first time on Oct. 19,1956, when 3,300 joyous Viking fans filled it to capacity. Lest we forget, Veterans Memorial Stadium was constructed as a living memorial to the Wexford County men who gave their lives in our nation’s wars. At the end of World War II, returning war veterans of American Legion Post 94 began discussing the importance of building a memorial for those who didn’t come home. In 1952, it was decided that a living memorial should be built in honor of all Wexford County soldiers who died during World War I, World War II and the Korean conflict. That memorial wouldn’t be a statue in the park. It would be a stadium for the new Cadillac High School. Although the stadium opened for sporting events in 1956, the dedication of the stadium as a living memorial to our war dead didn’t take place until Nov. 11, 1960. At the entrance to the stadium, on a large concrete column, an engraved roll of honor lists the names of men who made the supreme sacrifice for our country; 27 men were killed in WWI; 95 in WWII, and 9 in Korea. An additional plaque was added in 1982 to honor the lives of 11 area men killed in Vietnam. This facility was funded 100% through the efforts of the Cadillac community.

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Buy Bricks

 1. Completely fill out the form below. One form per brick purchased. No profanity or derogatory remarks allowed.

2. Submit your donation through the Cadillac Area Community Foundation. The foundation is handling all transactions and donations can be made electronically through their website or by mailing a check. Further instructions are below.

Thank you for your support!

Brick Size (select one)

4" X 8"

8" X 8"

Thank you! Scroll for payment information.

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The Cadillac Area Community Foundation offers multiple ways to pay for the bricks:

If you are paying by check, please mail to:

Cadillac Area Community Foundation
 N. Mitchell St. Suite 101
Cadillac, MI 49601
Memo: "Viking Stadium Project"

Your check may include payment for multiple bricks but please fill out a separate form above for each brick.


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