SPRING HILL, Tenn.- General Motors announced plans to give back to the city of Spring Hill with a land donation of nearly 10 acres.
GM announced the land donation on Friday. The company gave 9.81 acres to the Maury County Board of Education to be used for a baseball diamond and a multi-purpose field used for football, soccer and band practice.
"We're grateful to GM for their willingness to let our football teams practice on the fields for many years," said Eddie Hickman, director of schools for Maury County Public Schools. "GM's donation of the land to the school district says a lot about their support, and we thank them on behalf of Spring Hill High and the entire district."
The addition of the new land will allow for Spring Hill High School to have multiple activities occurring simultaneously.
"The football teams — and coaches — who use this land for practice are so appreciative of GM's donation," said Jason Scharsch, head varsity football coach at Spring Hill High School. "They've been great neighbors and deeding this land is more proof of their generosity."
"GM is pleased to support the activities of one of our closest neighbors — Spring Hill High School — and its athletic and marching band programs," said GM Spring Hill Manufacturing Complex Manager Ken Knight. Earlier this year, GM also supported the "Cruzin' for the Music" car show, which helped to raise money for the Spring Hill Marching Band.
The land was dedicated during Friday night's football game against Columbia Central High School.