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More than just a pavilion!

Help us fix the entire north end of the campus

In 2019, The Oliva family and Baldor family helped the Sisters begin a project for our outdoor basketball courts, track, and playground that are in terrible shape and get used daily.  Mark Oliva got Cooper Johnson Smith Architecture involved as well as Bollenback Builders.  We began fundraising, and then Covid hit. The Sisters halted the project as they wanted people focusing on families that needed help.   Mr. Bollenback retired in September, and Mark Oliva asked his friend Mike Wichman from Wichman Construction to take over the project.  We are now under contract with Wichman for this project with permits pulled and we are back on the fundraising trail.


The project is a $2.77 million project, which includes a vast area (North end of the property)  that is used daily by both the school and the Salesian Youth Center.  Not only is it the courts, pavilion, and track, but also the old playground next to the courts that leaks dirty sand (about the consistency of beach sand) onto the track every time it rains or is windy. The area is quickly becoming a safety concern.  As you know the importance of Villa Madonna School, the Sisters and Tampa's kids, I hope that you will consider a gift to help us reach our goal quickly.