Posted May 7, 2019

Continental plant supports high school athletic complex

Continental’s industrial products plant in St. Marys, Ohio, has donated $50,000 over a five-year period to help build an athletic complex for a local high school.

The financial support of the St. Marys Community Foundation and the Rough Riders Philanthropic Organization will help build a new athletic complex and stadium for St. Marys Memorial High School.

“We welcome the opportunity to contribute to a project we believe will provide the young student-athletes of our community a facility that will help them achieve their goals,” said Steven Zenar, plant manager at the St. Marys Continental plant. “We are pleased to make this donation as it is reflective of Continental’s commitment to the communities in which we operate.”

The campaign has received more than 150 gifts from $50 to $250,000. “All gifts matter, what we are trying to do is give our kids, cheerleaders and band members a place they can all be proud of,” said Mike Makley, executive director of the St. Marys Community Foundation.

“Everything we are doing for this project is to put our best foot forward with a competitive facility, for regular season games and for playoff games. This will be one of the nicest stadiums in our area and we are so grateful to Continental,” said Galen Cisco, honorary co-chair. “Our kids deserve it and Continental realized that.”

Continental’s St. Marys plant has been in operation for almost 80 years. The facility manufactures a variety of rubber products for automotive, agricultural and industrial applications.