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The Theodore Roosevelt High School Foundation announced a $3.2 million campaign, Roosevelt for Generations, at the Rider Pride basketball game on Friday, March 4, 2022.

The campaign, which has been in the silent phase for the last several months, has already raised over $3 million – 96% towards the $3.2 million goal. Roosevelt for Generations will support two major initiatives: a new track and synthetic turf field, and a new multi-media center.

Roosevelt students will benefit from a new, safe track & field for use by football, soccer and band practices and physical education classes. Additionally, the upgraded multi-media center will support innovation, collaboration and a 21st century learning environment. The goals of the campaign align with the academic goals of Principal Steven Schappaugh, who in his first year is working with administration on new, student-focused priorities. “The beauty of this campaign is that it's not just improving Roosevelt for current students, but also, our future Riders,” Schappaugh said. “We're building a brighter, safer, and more inclusive Roosevelt with this campaign.”

The campaign is driven by a volunteer committee of 22 community members and chaired by parent Brian Gentry, alumnus Laura Leonard and parent Jackie Norris “We want every student at TRHS to walk tall and proud knowing that their community invested in them and that we believe in their potential,” tri-chair Jackie Norris said. “We want to show them we care about them, that we are invested in their success, and that we have their back.”

The campaign will continue through June, with plans to update the track & field this summer and the multi-media center in Summer 2023. To learn more visit, click here.

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