Flooding in September damaged part of the Estes Park school district's track and area around the field. the NFL Referees Association is giving the district $10,000 to help with repairs. Photo courtesy Estes Park school district.
KUSA - Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the NFL Referees Association, the Estes Park school district will get help to fix damage from the September floods.
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The NFLRA will present the check to the school district before the Denver Broncos' game Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High against the Washington Redskins. Estes Park district athletic director Janet Bielmaier said Tuesday the money will help fix the high school track.
The parts of the retaining wall near the scoreboard washed out and fell on the track, damaging about 25 percent of the running surface. The initial estimate to fix the track and fallen wall is about $50,000.
Track season starts in March, and Bielmaier said "our hope is to have it repaired by then."
Bielmaier and principal Chuck Scott will accept the check during the pregame ceremony.
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