Libra Foundation Commits $2M To A New Foxcroft Fieldhouse
The Libra Foundation is committing $2 million dollars to a new fieldhouse at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft. It is part of the plan to encourage growth in Piscataquis County.
The remaining project costs will be raised through philanthropic support.
The fieldhouse announcement comes as work begins this summer on a new community ice arena/multi-purpose arena that the Libra Foundation committed $5 milllion dollars to construct back in March.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us, and it will take help from alumni and friends near and far, but I believe the Foxcroft Academy community is ready to rally together and take on this challenge,” said Arnold Shorey, Foxcroft Academy Head of School. “We envision this space as the next step for our school and community.”
“The Foxcroft Academy Board is committed to the work ahead, to make this facility a reality,” said Dr. Richard Swett, Chairman of the Board of Trustees . “Because central Maine has a long winter, we feel that our students deserve this, but so does our town and the surrounding schools and communities. We are grateful to the Libra Foundation for their contribution.” - Foxcroft Academy Press Release
The fieldhouse will provide space for sports such as field hockey, soccer, wrestling, track, baseball and softball, along with community use.
NOTE: The Libra Foundation is based in Portland and was created by Elizabeth Noyes in 1989. The grant for the arena is part of the foundation's broader efforts to rekindle new activity and investment in Piscataquis County.