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Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

Tuscaloosa City Schools Athletics Excellence Fund

Updated Feb 22, 2024

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The City of Tuscaloosa has partnered with the Tuscaloosa City Schools (TCS) to assist in funding the operations of TCS high school and middle school athletic departments. The annual funding will be used for coaching supplements, coaching compensation, and/or facility improvements. 

Goals and Impact
  • Provide local city schools with quality facilities and coaching

  • Expand access and availability to athletic programs

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"Our student athletes learn so much from high quality coaches who are able to inspire our students, build the character of our students, and coach them to compete at high levels. The Athletic Excellence funding from Elevate allows the TCS to competitively compensate our talented coaches so that our students can have the best. Our students deserve the best and this helps make that happen. "

- Dr. Mike Daria
Tuscaloosas City Schools Superintendent

"Coaching at the interscholastic level has become more competitive than ever before. The impact of the City of Tuscaloosa Athletic Excellence Fund will allow TCS to compete for and provide high quality coaches and instruction for our student-athletes. Also, it allows us to show appreciation for our current district coaches for their hard work and dedication in preparing our student-athletes for their individual sports, as well as the most important game of all, the game of life."

- Maurice Heard
Coordinator of Extracurricular Activities and Safety


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Key Milestones & Events
  • 17 athletic sports were assisted with Elevate funding in the 2022-2023 school year!

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Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund: City funds dedicated to Elevate Tuscaloosa which are allocated to this project.

Other City Funds: City funds from non-Elevate Tuscaloosa sources allocated to this project.

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