The Tuscaloosa County Commission approved a motion to give Hillcrest High School $60,000 in discretionary funding for improvements to its athletic facilities at their regular Wednesday meeting.

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"I just want to specifically say that the community built the field house, they built the indoor practice facility, they built the girls softball, they built the tennis courts at Hillcrest," District 3 Commissioner Mark Nelson said. "They need a lot of help."

These funds will go towards the supplies needed for facility renovations, including paint, roofing tiles, and other generally ignored areas. Community members, parents, and programs such as the Booster Club will provide the in-kind labor to improve buildings including the field house.

This comes just two days after Hillcrest's Head Football Coach Sam Adams announced he was leaving the position for a job at Oxford High School. However, these discussions have been ruminating for months.

At this meeting, the county commissioners set no timeline for the improvements, but for updates as they become available, stay with The Tuscaloosa Thread.

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