Local Tennis Groups Make Donations to The Final Push Campaign

June 24, 2015 (Independence, IA) – The Mustang Foundation, Inc. and the Independence Community School District (ICSD) extend their appreciation to the local tennis groups and individuals who made donations to The Final Push Campaign.

The Independence Tennis Couples Association made a donation of $1,000; the Tuesday Night Men’s Tennis Group make a donation of $1,000; and a group of individual players associated with the tennis groups made separate donations as well.

“Our local tennis groups have had a chance to try out the courts and are greatly pleased with the completed project,” stated the tennis group’s representative, John Christensen.

The final surfacing for the new tennis courts, located on the north side of the Jr/Sr High School, is now complete. The courts are surrounded by a chain link fence and have abundant parking nearby. Lights will be installed on one of the courts later this summer; in the future, additional lights will be added.

All projects completed in phase one of The Final Push includes:

  • New Turf on Leinbaugh Field
  • Six new Tennis Courts
  • Additional Parking

Phase two of The Final Push consists of the new baseball and softball fields on the School District’s 92 acres. The desire is to launch construction in July 2015. It will also include another parking lot, which will serve as additional parking for events held at Leinbaugh Field.

To date, the Mustang Foundation, Inc. has received over $1.5 million dollars in pledges (in-kind and cash) for The Final Push Campaign. Donations of all sizes can still be made to the campaign.  Pledges can be made over a three year period.

For more information on The Final Push Campaign, to make a donation, or to find out how to help complete these projects, visit the Independence Mustang Foundation website at www.indeemustangfoundation.com and click on the News/Projects page.


The Mustang Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) is a 501 (c) (3) public charity and is qualified by the IRS to receive tax-deductible gifts, bequests, devises or transfers. The Foundation is organized exclusively for the charitable, educational, and scientific purposes which benefit or support extra-curricular activities of the Independence Community School District. A 13-person board appointed in staggered terms by the Independence Community School District Board governs the Foundation.

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Tuesday Night Men’s Tennis Group
Back row (l-r): Gary Snyder, Willie Hickey, Jerry Earles, John Christensen, Alex Kamara, David Iverson, Lance Fricke, Tim Reed and Eric Bohlken
Front row (l-r):  Greg Moen, Daryl Roberts, Scott Geater, Steve Hood, Donald Mumm and Tom Huston
Non Pictured: Jerry Behan, Rusty Donnelly, Terry Manders, Joe Olsen, Tim Post, Bill Verslius and Tony Wilson

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The Independence Tennis Couples Association
Pictured (l-r): Donald and Carole Mumm, Jerry Earles, John and Merry Christensen, Andrea and Tom Huston, Carole and David Iverson
Non Pictured: Mary Ellen Earles, Wayne and Sondra Seward, Doug and Ann Perterschmidt, Clark and Lillian Madison and Delores Brokman

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Individual Donors
Pictured (l-r): Scott Geater, Daryl Roberts, Steve Hood, Willie Hickey, John Christensen, Tim Reed and Eric Bohlken
Non Pictured: Rusty Donnelly and Bill Verslius

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