Fundraising Campaigns

Make a Splash, Sponsor a Brick

Hello friends! Picture this: warm sunshine, laughter echoing, and our community kiddos making a splash in our revamped local pool. Sounds great, right? You can help make it happen. We're working to give our pool area long-needed upgrades and we need folks like you to pitch in.

We want you to be part of our poolside story. How? By sponsoring a personalized brick tile that'll go into our revamped concession area. You can have your name on it, a tribute to a special someone, or even your business logo (Hey local businesses, did you hear that?).

You're not just funding a project, you're becoming a part of our community's story.
Each brick holds a promise - a promise of a safe, fun-filled spot for our kids to grow and make memories. Each splash they'll make will be a tribute to your big heart. Let's create these happy memories together, brick by brick.

To make this happen, we need to raise $400,000 by the end of July. So, we urgently need your support. This is more than a donation, it’s a legacy for future generations to enjoy. Let's roll up our sleeves and build this legacy, shall we?

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Donate to the Joel Oliver Memorial Pool Fundraiser

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Let's Do It (again!) for the Kids

In 1993, the people of Brown County came together to do something special for our kids. We built Mt. Sterling's first swimming pool!

Our pool badly needs an upgrade. In addition to essential improvements to the pool and bathhouse, we're excited to be adding a zero gravity entrance to the wading pool, shade sails, fencing, lighting, an ADA lift, and a cool, new feature for our youngest community members: a splash pad!

As you might imagine, the price for materials and labor has gone up quite a bit since 1993. The projected total cost of the upgrade is 1.2 million dollars. Fortunately, we have received a $400,000 grant from the state of Illinois toward the effort. But that money needs to be matched, or we lose it.

We need to raise $400,000 by the end of July.

In order to help us get there, the Tracy Family Foundation is matching donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000. That means if you donate $100, the Tracy Family Foundation will add $100! Let's take advantage of this special opportunity.

It's our turn. This is our once-in-a-generation chance to step up and "Do It for the Kids" like our parents and neighbors did 30 years ago.