Dodger Alumni Donates to Hall of Fame Renovation Project

Molly Nelson Uncategorized 0 May 24, 2018

Dodger Alumni Donates to Hall of Fame Renovation Project

State Champion golfer Stacey (Bergman) Winter gives generous gift

Fort Dodge Senior High alumni Stacey Winter (formally Bergman) and her husband Sam Winter are donating a generous gift that will fund Phase 1 of the Dodger Hall of Fame Renovation Project.

“I had a phenomenal Dodger experience,” said (Stacey) Winter. “I was fortunate to be surrounded with great coaches, teammates and support from the community. I’m glad to be able to give back to the school that has given me so much.”

Winter was a stand-out athlete for the Dodgers from 1992-96. In golf, she was a four-time CIML conference champion. She won the individual

Hall of Fame wall decal design provided by Varsity Group.

state title in 1995 and was runner-up in 1993, 1994 and 1996. She partnered with Dodgers Jeff Peterson and Matt McIntyre to win state co-ed titles in 1995 and 1996, respectively.

She was a three-time all-conference selection in basketball and a 1st team all-state selection her senior year. She also played volleyball for two seasons.

In college, she played golf first for the Hawkeyes, winning the Individual Big Ten Championship in 1998 and earning all-conference honors. She transferred to the University of Tennessee where she was a two-time all-SEC player. She played on the LPGA Futures tour from 2001-2004.

She now lives in San Jose, California and works for ConMed Advanced Surgical. She and her husb

FDSH Leadership Class students Drew Bennett, Drake Miller and Shane Halligan.

and have two kids; Jack age 5 and Raleigh age 4. Her father, Don Bergman lives in Fort Dodge and owns Bergman Plumbing.

Winter was inducted into the Dodger Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008.

The Hall of Fame is an area near the FDSH gym that honors state qualifiers and those athletes and coaches who have been inducted in the Dodger Athletics Hall of Fame. The Dodger Hall of Fame Renovation Project is the brainchild of Andi Adams’ Leadership Class at FDSH.

“The current hall of fame needs to be upgraded,” said FDSH Senior Drew Bennett. “It doesn’t give hall of famers the recognition they deserve. We want something that shows off their accomplishments.”

The students were inspired by the Hall of Fame areas at other schools that included colorful graphics and pictures plus interactive computer software that highlights achievements with pictures and video.

The Winter family donated more than $6,000 to fund Phase 1.

FDSH grad Stacey (Bergman) Winter.

“It shows how much school spirit we have in Dodgers, current and past,” said FDSH Junior Drake Miller. “It’s great that we have alumni that are willing to support us and our schools.”

The gift will cover the cost of adding graphics and photos to two hallways near the gym.

“It’s good to see our hard working paying off,” said FDSH Sophomore Shane Halligan. “Once Phase 1 is done it will benefit everyone who walks through these (FDSH) doors.”

Phase 2 of the project includes installing a touchscreen, software and inputting data on all Dodger Hall of Famers. Plans include adding information about distinguished alumni in the areas of music, drama and other activities. FDSH students estimate Phase 2 would cost about $10,000.

Winter made the donation through the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps educators and students go above and beyond what district funding allows. If you are interested in helping or learning more about the project contact Foundation Director Molly Nelson at (515) 574-5327 or mnelson@fdcsfoundation.org

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