Fishers, HSE High Stadium Rights Sold to Reynolds Equipment
Stadiums at both Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern high schools soon will carry the Reynolds name after the HSE Board of School Trustees announced and approved a major corporate sponsorship agreement last night for its multi-purpose turf campaign. “We are thrilled to announce our first corporate sponsor in the turf campaign. Better yet, it’s a long-time family-owned business in Fishers,” said Chief Financial Officer Mike Reuter. Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc., will contribute $400,000 over ten years and receive stadium naming rights at both schools: Reynolds’ Tigers Stadium and Reynolds’ Royals Stadium.
“We have lived here all of our lives, received a great deal from this community and always been pretty civic-minded by contributing when we could to Fishers and the Hamilton Southeastern Schools community,” said owner and President Gary Reynolds. “We understood that being a corporate sponsor for this particular project would benefit about as many kids in both Fishers High School and HSE High School as anything we could do.” Many Reynolds family members attended or attend school in the district – aunts, uncles, cousins, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gary, his brother Larry A. Reynolds and sister Mary A. Lawson are all graduates of the first Fishers High School. “We were born and raised in this community, and even though it has grown and changed, we like what we’ve seen it become.”
The late A.W. “Mac” and Arline Reynolds opened their first John Deere dealership in Fishers in 1955. The business now owns three other John Deere locations and has interest in eight others, all in Indiana. “There’s a lot of family in our business. Even before our father died recently, we knew how much this community meant to him and how much he had meant to this community. This sponsorship also allows us to honor him,” said Gary.
“Even though this puts us well on our way to our goal of having the fields installed for the 2008-09 school year, we still need the community’s support,” said Reuter. The effort hopes to raise most of the estimated $1.4 million dollars it will cost to install multi-purpose turf on both high school fields. Turf would transform the two fields into resilient outdoor spaces that can be used by many more athletic teams, musical groups as well as physical education classes. To learn more about the campaign, the benefits of the multi-purpose surface or how to donate, go to www.hse.k12.in.us Under “Hot Topics,” click on HSE community campaign goal to install multi-purpose turf, expand use of both high school fields to find corporate sponsorship and individual giving brochures.
Photo 1: Reynolds family members present for the turf campaign corporate sponsorship announcement at Hamilton Southeastern Schools Board meeting Monday night are Dan Spaulding, Cindy Reynolds, Gary Reynolds, Arline Reynolds and Mary Lawson. As a result of the ten-year agreement, Fishers High School will have Reynolds’ Tigers Stadium and Hamilton Southeastern High School will have Reynolds’ Royals Stadium.
Photo 2: Athletic directors Jim Self of Hamilton Southeastern High School (left) and Jon Miles of Fishers High School (right) congratulate and thank Reynolds Farm Equipment’s owner/president Gary Reynolds(center) for the corporate sponsorship in the HSE Schools turf campaign that carries naming rights for stadiums.