McCain Foods Donates To Improve Plover Community

McCain Foods USA and the Plover Whiting Youth Athletics (PWYA) have announced they are partnering to invest in the Woyak Sports Complex in Plover, part of a $1.3 million renovation to improve the experiences for thousands of athletes and families who come to the community for tournaments and other competitions each year.

McCain employees, several whose sons and daughters play on PWYA teams, presented a $100,000 check for the project. They will secure the naming rights to the complex’s Hall of Fame Pavilion. This initiative aims for McCain and the PWYA to give back to the community and also youth of its employees and surrounding areas.

McCain has links to Plover going back to 1997. They have two plants in the area, including a recently expanded appetizer division.

“McCain has a long history in the area and the people of Plover are a big part of who we are,” said plant manager Sol Giantomasi. “We want this facility to be state of the art, so our employees, our customers, our neighbors and our families are able to come together and enjoy sports in their communities.”

The Plover complex currently hosts varsity and junior varsity softball for Stevens Point Area Senior High and Pacelli High School. It also hosts six tournaments a year bringing thousands of people to the community. Other softball, baseball, and flag-football teams also take advantage of the facilities.

Under the improvement project, the complex will see a new park shelter with donor recognition. It will also have batting cage improvements throughout, new dugouts with a new roof for one field, new gates that allow large vehicle access, and relocation of existing dumpsters. Construction workers are scheduled to break ground on the pavilion in August 2024.