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MPS field to get synthetic turf field thanks to Packers grant

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Public Schools has received a grant from the Green Bay Packers to install a synthetic sports turf surface at Casimir Pulaski Stadium in Milwaukee. The grant gave MPS $250,000.

The grant from the Packers, the NFL Foundation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is part of more than $3 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year.

“We are grateful for the support of the Green Bay Packers, the NFL Foundation and LISC to the young people and student athletes of Milwaukee Public Schools,” said MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver. “Pulaski Stadium is a high use field and having a synthetic turf field will allow greater access and safer use for our young people.”

“LISC is pleased to partner with the Green Bay Packers and the NFL in bringing this remarkable resource to our city that will benefit Milwaukee’s young people now and for generations to come,” said Donsia Strong-Hill, Executive Director of Milwaukee LISC.

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