Over 700 students, parents, MDCA staff members, and community leaders gathered this morning on the campus of Mount Dora Christian Academy to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new 4.5 million dollar sports complex. Construction will begin in the near future on this facility which will feature a synthetic turf field, an Olympic-sized track, a fully equipped press box, and seating for more than 600. Funding for the field had been made possible through private donations and supporters in the community. Additional opportunities for naming rights, advertising and sponsorships are available.
According to Rob English, president of the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce, MDCA “has really stepped up to the plate” and has provided a “gift” to the town. Mayor Nick Girone stated that the city and MDCA have a “very long tradition” of working together and “forged a partnership” that is still very strong today. Girone also pointed out MDCA as the largest private landowner in the city of Mount Dora, and stated it is estimated that the positive financial impact on the city’s and county’s resources, through the Academy’s employment and local spending, generates about $50 million to our city and county… That’s what I would call a good partnership.”
Mount Dora Christian Academy Head of School, Dr. Brad Moser shared his thoughts on the this special day, “History unfolding right before our eyes. “We are proud of our history and legacy, and we are more excited than ever about our future.” “A new chapter in our history begins today.”
The MDCA Sports Complex is expected to be completed by the beginning of the football season of 2017.