Campaign Created to Name Central's Football Field After Late Coach Mike Owen

The EVSC Foundation has announced the creation of a campaign to name Central High School's football field after the late Coach Mike Owen.

Posted: Aug 10, 2021 8:31 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2021 8:33 AM

A new push is being made to name Central High School's football field after the late Coach Mike Owen.

Coach Owen worked as a teacher and coach at CHS for some 42 years, guiding generations of students throughout their youth along the way. He passed away back in 2019 from leukemia.

The EVSC Foundation says its goal is to name Central's field after Coach Owen to honor his longtime commitment to the success of young people at CHS and in the Evansville, Indiana community.

The campaign created by the EVSC Foundation is attempting to raise $50,000. The EVSC Foundation says that funds raised beyond the cost of the turf naming project will go directly to CHS to support academic and athletic programs.

To learn more and make a donation to the campaign, you can visit the EVSC Foundation on Facebook.

So far, around $2,000 has been donated to the campaign.

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