McCain Partners with PWYA to Refurbish Woyak Sports Complex

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McCain Foods USA and the Plover Whiting Youth Athletics have announced they are partnering to invest in the Woyak Sports Complex in Plover, Wisconsin in 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 on March 18 as part of the announcement. Under the PWYA Hall of Fame Pavilion and Park Improvements Project, McCain Foods 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 youth of its employees and surrounding areas.

The producer of value added potato products, appetizers and snacks food items, which has links to Plover going back to 1997, currently has 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.”

Under the improvement project, the complex will see a new park shelter with donor recognition, 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, which will also consist of an ADA Accessible second story viewing deck, maintenance garage and shelter, in August 2024.

McCain works with 3,500 farmer partners around the world, and nearly all its facilities are located in rural areas. The company is often the largest employer and an integral part of many communities.

McCain Foods USA serves foodservice markets, retail grocery chains and private label brands in restaurants and supermarket operators across the country. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, it employs 4,000 people and operates production facilities in Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin.