Lamar Hunt Jr. spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Michael The Archangel High School and contributed $3 million dollars for the construction.
Kansas City, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/18/2015 -- Lamar Hunt Jr. gives back to the Catholic community and supports the growth of educational facilities by contributing to the construction of new school's like St. Michael The Archangel High School. The high school will be built to aid in the education of the growing population in the eastern Jackson County area of Kansas City.
Rita and Lamar Hunt Jr. donated $3 million dollars to the new Kansas City area high school, assisting the community in meeting the $30 million dollar budget for the new educational facility. The Forward in Faith campaign will provide $15 million towards construction and development costs.
At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school Lamar Hunt Jr. spoke about his need to pass along the blessing that he has received. The school broke ground with a goal to complete construction in January of 2016.
The new school opening will fill the need for Catholic high school education as it is timed with the closing of Archbishop O'Hara High School. The closing of nearby St. Mary's High School will also be tended to with the new availability of education at St. Michael The Archangel High School.
Upon construction completion, Dr. John Purk will serve as President of the new high school and John O'Connor will become the first principal.
About St. Michael The Archangel High School
The St. Michael The Archangel High School will serve the area of eastern Jackson County, a rapidly developing are of Kansas City, under the umbrella of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph.
For more information on the Forward in Faith campaign and St. Michael the Archangel High School, go to http://www.fifkcsj.com or contact the Office of Stewardship, Development and Planning at the Diocese of Kansas City — St. Joseph at 816-714-2351.
About Lamar Hunt Jr.
Lamar Hunt, Jr. founded and participates in the Loretto Companies group that includes the Kansas City based private charitable organization Loretto Foundation, LLC. One of the major goals of the foundation, besides making contributions to charities, is to educate the public about what the Christian faith has to say about business and our work in the world. Hunt is also the owner of the Independence, MO hockey team the Missouri Mavericks, LLC (member of the East Coast hockey League).