The Horse Industry is its People
Recently St. John Fisher College (Rochester, N.Y.) unveiled a new era in its development with the announcement of the Polisseni Track and Field Complex. The result of a $3 million donation from the Polisseni Foundation the complex will include a 400 meter track with grass infield for shot put, pole vault and long jump events along with locker rooms for student athletes, a 1,000 seat capacity grandstand and public restrooms. Further, the state-of-the art facility will permit Fisher to add seven NCAA Division III sports to its intercollegiate offering. Construction will begin in fall 2010 and be completed in time for Buffalo Bills NFL training camp in 2011. The Polisseni Foundation gift is the third largest in school history.
Racing is not new to the Polisseni family which many of you know as Purple Haze Stable, a longstanding and successful developer of New York and Grand Circuit standardbred stakes horses with trainer Howard Okusko Jr. What some don’t know is the history of the Polisseni Foundation, its dedication and financial support to charitable causes, students’ scholarships and to Fisher at which Wanda Polisseni serves as a board member.
As the Fisher “Collegium” magazine aptly describes, the investment in student life and community by the Polisseni Foundation is “On Track”.
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