Kalahari Resort announced at 9 a.m. today it is partnering with the Huron Athletic Booster Club to raise $500,000 in donations and fundraisers to be used for a new synthetic football field at Memorial Stadium.
With the Huron student body looking on from the gymnasium, Todd Nelson, Kalahari president and owner, unveiled a graphic of Kalahari Field.
Officials said the new field, which will cost upwards of $650,000, will improve conditions for athletic, and physical education programs.
"This is the biggest project in Huron's history," athletic booster club president Scott Gardner said. "But it's just a stepping stone."
The new field, usable for 10 months of the year, will also serve as an outdoor practice facility to the baseball and softball teams, and a possible venue for band and state football playoff competitions. The money previously spent toward maintenance will be applied to Huron's soccer facility at McCormick Middle School.
Read more in Wednesday's Register.