As an ongoing way to fundraise and support the center, we are collecting the following items year-round. Items can be dropped off at the center during our business hours or left by the shed in our parking lot.
Gymnasium Divider: Secured by Donation
If you have been to N4Cs during the winter months, then you know just how busy we are. Our continued membership growth, increased programming, and community services require us to expand and a gym divider is the most effective way to do so. This divider will double our usable space in the gymnasium, allowing multiple programs to occur at the same time. This will allow N4Cs to support greater programming options and our community groups such as: Benton Little League, Benton Tiger Wrestling Club, American Red Cross, Northern Columbia Ballet, church groups and community meetings.
Permanent Scoreboard: Secured by Donation
Donated by First Columbia Bank & Trust. Thank You!
With the addition of the gymnasium divider, N4Cs will be able to host more events and provide a better experience for our participants. The addition of a permanent scoreboard will increase this positive experience for program participants, fans and groups who wish to rent the facility for tournaments or scrimmages. The scoreboard will provide N4Cs the ability to score basketball and volleyball games, and also wrestling matches. The scoreboard will feature a 21” x 8’ sponsorship panel; this panel will allow N4Cs to pursue a sponsor to assist in purchasing this gymnasium upgrade.
Banquet Tables and Chairs: $2,000
N4Cs hosts more than just athletic and fitness activities; our facility hosts more community events, yard sales, private rentals and dinners each and every year. Due to this increase in facility usage, N4Cs has had to borrow and rent tables and chairs for multiple events and activities. Additionally, many of the current banquet supplies N4Cs owns are becoming too worn or damaged. The needs to replace and expand upon our current supplies drive this fundraising need.
Floor Buffing Unit: $8,000
N4Cs spends nearly $1,000 every time the gymnasium needs to be scrubbed and buffed. This type of cleaning should be done semi-annually and through the winter months the floor needs scrubbed weekly. N4Cs currently does not have a machine to do this routine maintenance. This type of machine will allow N4Cs to perform these cleaning duties not only in the gymnasium but throughout the facility on our hard-surface floors. This investment will save the community center on contract labor and future maintenance and replacement costs.
Storage Addition: $15,000
As N4Cs continues to grow, the amount of space we have for storage and activities diminishes. The center currently has one main storage area which houses everything from baseballs and basketballs, to tables and our portable stage. The growing number of programs and events in the facility warrants building such an expansion on to the 3rd Street side of our facility.
The addition of bleachers to N4Cs would tie all of the proposed capital improvements together. Bleachers would help to provide the best possible experience to our users and guests for athletic and community events. Bleachers, along with our folding chairs would provide ample seating for any number of events held at N4Cs.
Ways to Contribute:
- Donate online via Paypal.
- Donate by mail with donation form. (link to .pdf “Capital Campaign Contribution Form”)
P.O. Box 305
Benton, PA 17814
- Donate in person:
- (link to .pdf “Capital Campaign Contribution Form”)
- 42 Community Drive
Benton, PA 17814