TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS: The Mechanics Cooperative Bank Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team are pleased to announce their support of the Bishop Stang High School GAME ON Field Renovation Campaign in the amount of $25,000.

The GAME ON field renovation includes installing artificial turf to enhance the experience for student‐athletes and the wider community experience overall. The upgrade of the entire field complex will ensure the athletics facilities sustainability and longevity for generations to come. In addition, it will reconfigure access to accommodate fans with new seating, establish walking paths, and create a new, single gated entryway. The turf field will allow for increased year‐round athletics use and greater school‐wide and community use.

President/Principal, Peter Shaughnessy commented, “This project will allow our Spartan student‐ athletes to have a top‐notch facility in which to compete. Athletics at Bishop Stang play a major role in educating the whole person, and this renovation will only strengthen that tradition! We are forever thankful to the donors and friends who helped us accomplish this goal and we look forward to forging new partnerships as fundraising continues.”

Teams that play on the fields include football, both the girls and boys soccer teams, as well as baseball and softball teams. The field hockey and lacrosse teams use the fields for evening games as well as post‐season play. The GAME ON Field Campaign for Bishop Stang has raised nearly $1.6 million towards the overall goal of $2.1 million required to complete the project.
President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Joseph T. Baptista Jr. commented “How proud Mechanics Cooperative Bank is to be a part of this project. This major renovation will benefit not only all Stang High student athletes, but also the entire community. There is nothing like this in our immediate area and we are thrilled to see this exciting project come together.”

R.A.D. Sports, a Massachusetts based company, specializes in the construction of high‐quality athletic and recreation facilities, is doing the construction. R.A.D. has completed more than 450 projects in 25 years and established itself as one of the industry’s most trusted and successful athletic and recreation facility contractors. The turf installation should be complete and playable by the end of November 2021. Work will continue into next summer to complete the installation of the remaining improvements in the design.

Bishop Stang asks that anyone interested in being a part of this transformative project to contact Jennifer Golden at 508‐996‐5602 x430.

About Mechanics Cooperative Bank

With total assets over $675 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. As a Massachusetts co-operative bank, 100% of customers’ deposits are always fully insured. Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with nine conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, New Bedford, and Westport. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit Mechanics-Coop.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.