AUGUSTA, Ga (WFXG) - Aquinas High School has announced it will receive a $12 million capital campaign to renovate its sports facility.

Faculty says it is the largest endeavor in school history. On Wednesday, faculty and staff held a launch party to present the drawings to the public.

The plan will separate the soccer and football field, allowing play and practice to happen simultaneously. Lights will be added to the baseball field and they plan to improve fan experience, by renovating amenities such as the concession stands.

Over $9 million has been raised towards the project so far. But, Kaci Johnson, Director of Advancement says $2.3 million is still needed.

"Our kids are doing big things and we're excited to finally have a sport facility that's to the same par as what they've been able to accomplish on the team," Johnson says.

88% of Aquinas students are involved in sports, which is why Assistant Athletic Director Joe Mcbride believes it's vital they bring the facilities built in the late 1970's up to date.

"This will change the landscape of our school for a long time, McBride says." "People come tour our school and see what we offer, academic wise, we do a great job there. Now, they'll see the new facilities, the time and money we've invested in that, it will definitely be a big step forward for us."

The groundbreaking will take place August 18, 2024 at their home football game vs. Jefferson County. The facility will be ready for the 2024-2025 academic year.

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