It’s possible that individuals or businesses could one day sponsor facilities in the Christian County Public School System and get their name on the venue—for a price—following discussion at a school board meeting Thursday.
The details are still being hammered out and nothing was approved by the board Thursday, but the members are interested in pursuing sponsorships for various facilities, starting with the Stadium of Champions. Chief Operations Officer Brad Hawkins says the hope is that sponsors would make a donation, earning the naming right, and the money would go towards maintaining and improving the facility.
He says the sponsorship, in relation to the stadium, would come with other perks, including reserved seats and advertisement opportunities.
Hawkins says sponsorship of facilities is common in other school districts, giving an example of McCracken County. The intent is start with the stadium and gauge interest and if it’s there, the option could become available for gymnasiums, libraries, band rooms, soccer fields, pools and other areas.
In other action, the board approved a declaration of intent in selection of a team and auditor for a turnaround process at Freedom Elementary and Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, which were recently labeled CSI status in testing data. That means those schools were ranked in the bottom five percent in the state, along with 435 other schools.
The District High Attendance Day competition in their divisions were Hopkinsville High School at 95 percent, Hopkinsville Middle School at 97 percent and Millbrooke Elementary at 97 percent.