Skip to main content

MED

Medical Facilities Corporation announces $175,000 donation to Dakota Fields Sports Complex

May 14, 2019 09:01PM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

Medical Facilities Corporation (MFC), part owner of Black Hills Surgical Hospital, LLP (BHSH), has announced it is donating $175,000 to the Dakota Fields Sports Complex “Dreams to Reality” fundraising campaign. The Dakota Fields Sports Complex provides thousands of area youth the opportunity to train and play at a world-class soccer facility.

“MFC’s donation to the Dakota Fields Sports Complex is the most recent example of MFC’s desire to give back to Rapid City by providing funding so the youth of Rapid City and other users have the benefit of a premier soccer venue. MFC also recently contributed generously with BHSH to the construction of the new Community Health Center of the Black Hills, allowing for necessary medical services to the most vulnerable members of our community. Giving back helps communities grow and thrive, and thanks to the efforts of Roger Tellinghuisen, Donnie Patton, Paul Bradsky, multiple prior campaign co-chairs, City Officials, Mayors (past & present), City Council members over the last nine years, and to their commitment to youth soccer and Dakota Fields, we are able to contribute in a meaningful way, said Rob Horrar, President and CEO of MFC.    

MFC’s donation will provide the Dakota Fields Sports Complex with $35,000 per year, over the course of 5 years. The donation will also include naming rights to the facility.

“MFC shares BHSH’s philosophy of high-levels of quality care and service to the citizens in and around our region. Like BHSH, MFC is committed to improving our community, which includes the support and development of youth activities. We’re appreciative of MFC’s support of Dakota Fields to create memorable experiences for young soccer players and their friends and families,” said Jack Kaup, CEO of BHSH.

MFC’s donation compliments a community service provided by Black Hills Surgical Hospital’s sports medicine program: a collaboration with Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center (BHO), ProMotion Physical Therapy, The Rehab Doctors and Physio Performance that offers athletic and strength training to the region’s youth athletes, including soccer players at Dakota Fields.

"Having worked with so many great people of the Black Hills to make Dakota Fields a reality, this is something we can all be proud of for years to come. Giving back to a community that has given so much to us, Dakota Fields is truly a dream come true. We, as a community, are blessed to have it and we are grateful to MFC, BHSH, BHO, and all the many sponsors and supporters from our community who selflessly contributed their money, time and talent to bring it to fruition," said Donnie Patton & Paul Bradsky, Co-Chairs of Dakota Fields “Dreams to Reality” Campaign and Co-Managers of Liv Hospitality, in a joint statement.

"Dakota Fields is a first-class facility ideally situated for hosting local, state and regional contests and really changes the game for the Black Hills area. This multi-sport, first-class facility welcomes athletes and visitors from all over the region and provides safe playing surfaces, professional staff and convenient access to the contests. I look forward to watching the facility continue to grow and evolve as synthetic playing surfaces are considered and indoor facilities are vetted," said Caleb Arceneaux, CEO of Liv Hospitality.