Dr. Glenn Ashmore and Dental Depot are committed to helping grow and develop the communities we are a part of. As part of that commitment, we’re excited to tell you about Dr. Glenn’s contribution to Fields & Futures and the Oklahoma City Public School district. The following article was written by Dot Rhyne of Fields & Futures.
When Fields & Futures was created in 2012 to help Oklahoma City Public Schools grow student participation in sports – believing if they play, they stay and if they stay, they graduate – they knew it would take a group of committed donors, partners and supporters to bring the vision to life. They also knew rebuilding and maintaining the district’s 42 athletic fields would have a larger impact on each school community, creating a renewed sense of pride and excitement for each campus and the students and families served by this work.
In 2015, as Dr. Glenn saw the new athletic fields at Taft Middle School take shape – directly in front of our NW 23rd Street location in Oklahoma City, he began conversations with Fields & Futures about their plans for Northwest Classen High School, across the street from Taft. As Northwest Classen graduates, Dr. Glenn and his wife, Arlene, were excited to see his alma mater next in line for a new athletic field. It didn’t take Dr. Glenn long to decide he wanted to help. Today, Dental Depot Field at Northwest Classen High School is a reminder of what’s possible when caring and concerned citizens see a need and take action.
With Dr. Glenn’s support, Fields & Futures and the school district are now finalizing plans to renovate the exterior of the Northwest Classen baseball stadium and tennis courts, making the transformation complete.
This personal investment by Dr. Glenn will help ensure the students at Northwest Classen High School have equal opportunity to enjoy their chosen sport on safe, well maintained athletic fields, for generations to come.
For more information about Fields & Futures, visit their website at FieldsandFutures.org and follow their activity on Facebook and Twitter @FieldsFutures.
By Dot Rhyne for IMPACT Newsmagazine, January 22, 2018