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Tipp Pride Begins Engagement with Bruns General Contracting on their $4.9M Stadium Project

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- During the latter portion of December, the Tipp City School Board and the Tipp Pride Association identified Bruns General Contracting as their choice for a general contractor for the new community stadium. The Tipp Pride Association initially estimated the stadium construction costs at $6.5M, however, after initial design choices and further examination using a process known as value engineering, Bruns now believes this funding number to be $4.9M.

"Value engineering is where our team reviews the design and materials required for the project. We, then identify if there are alternate, less expensive routes to take," shared Steve Bruns, President of Bruns General Contracting.

As Bruns General Contracting works through the value engineering process as well as the creation of a construction schedule, members of Tipp Pride continue the march to fundraise.

"Our fundraising efforts have raised over $1.5 million in donations to begin this project," says Scott George, Vice-President of Tipp Pride, "but we still need funds to construct the home and visitor stands as well as the press-box and buildings."

The new community stadium project will replace the grass field with artificial turf and install new lights, stands, concession areas, locker rooms, press box, and scoreboard.

Scott George had the following to say about Bruns involvement with the project.

"Tipp Pride Association received bids from four qualified teams for this work. The goal of our bid process was to contract with a highly qualified team providing value at the right price." George continued, "It was also great to see the work go to a local company."

Contractors bidding on the work were encouraged to share how they would be open to engaging with local contractors that desired to provide their in-kind or significantly discounted construction services for this stadium construction project.

Bruns General Contracting has laid out a construction schedule from March 1 through August 1, and Tipp Pride Association is planning a ground-breaking ceremony in a number of weeks as work on this project begins.

While the Tipp Pride Association has raised a significant amount of money to begin this construction project, additional funds will be necessary to complete construction.

Donations can be made by check to Tipp Pride Association at P.O. Box 261 Tipp City, OH 45371 or electronically by visiting https://tipppride.com/donate/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:

Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

ABOUT BRUNS GENERAL CONTRACTING:

Bruns General Contracting is a third-generation company with over 65 years of experience. As an employee owned company headquartered in Tipp City, Ohio, our mission is to lead the industry in quality, ethical business, social responsibility, and win-win partnerships.

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Keystone Homes Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Keystone Homes of Troy, Ohio for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about this sponsorship from Tony and Katy Scott and Keystone Homes. He has been so very involved in improving our community. Tony's been a vital part of the home builder and remodeling community, as well as a stand-out supporter of everything Tipp City."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Keystone Homes' generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "They understand the importance of Tipp City's athletic and academic programs, but also how much a safe and beautiful stadium will mean to our community. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Tony and Katy Scott from Keystone Homes and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Tony Scott, President of Keystone Homes shared, "The team here at Keystone Homes believes it is important to help support organizations and institutions that play a significant role in enhancing the quality of life for the youth in our communities," Scott continued. "Tipp City is a beautiful town where residents care about raising their youth to be intelligent, responsible, and respectful citizens. We love Tipp City and are glad to be a part of this great undertaking."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades", states Scott George, vice-president of TPA.

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT KEYSTONE HOMES:
Keystone Homes is a leader in Miami County for providing quality construction services at an affordable price. Keystone is a diverse construction company, capable of building new construction, renewing existing structures, and remodeling areas within a home. Keystone Homes has the expertise of building over 400 homes while cultivating a rapport with each customer that continues even years after the construction is complete.

With each home built, renewed or remodeled, Keystone Homes uses quality products while keeping costs affordable for the homeowner. Find out more about Keystone Homes at http://keystonehomesintroy.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:
Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

"Tipp pride can be felt everywhere in this community. You feel it as you walk down Main Street, attend school functions and participate in community events. Tipp City is a wonderful place to live, work and play. We are honored and proud to be part of it," states Lisa McGraw, Vice President, Commercial Cash Management for Unity Bank.

In recognition of the sizable donation, Members of the Tipp Pride Association (TPA) state that they intend to place Unity National Bank's logo prominently on the scoreboard of the new stadium.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about Unity National Bank stepping up to support Tipp City in this way. Words cannot describe the energy this creates for our entire community. It was so great to hear the Tippecanoe student section chant 'Thank You, Thank You' during the check presentation on the field Friday night."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Unity National Bank's generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "Their love and passion for Tipp City is truly incredible, and this gift will impact not only Tipp City's athletic programs but also our great community, well into the future. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Unity National Bank and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Brett Baumeister, President of Unity National Bank, agrees, "Unity National Bank isn't just located in your town. We are your neighbors, and we care about helping the entire community thrive and prosper. Our commitment to you goes beyond financial services; you can count on Unity to support the people and organizations working to build a stronger community."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades," states Scott George, vice-president of TPA, "It was easy to observe Friday night the packed stands in both the home and visitor bleachers while hundreds of spectators stood at the fence trying to enjoy the game."

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT UNITY NATIONAL BANK:

With locations in Piqua, Tipp City and Troy, Unity National Bank provides customers with a full array of personal banking, business banking, and trust and investment products and services. Unity National Bank, founded in 1884, is one of the 11 Ohio community banks and two specialty finance companies in the Park National Family of Community Banks that make up The Park National Corporation (NYSE:PRK). Park had $7.8 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit https://unitynationalbk.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:

Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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