Library gets support from business, athletes

January 19, 2019

The Watertown Public Library has announced the Watertown Goslings basketball program and Total Waste Solutions, a local waste and recycling cost reduction company, have teamed up to support the Key to Opportunity Watertown Library Renovation and Expansion Project.

Bob Mudler, chief audit officer of Total Waste Solutions, is pledging $5 for every 3-point shot the varsity basketball team makes this season.

In the first 10 games of the season, 53 3-point shots have been made. The Watertown Goslings play 22 regular season games and at least one tournament game. They are on track to make approximately 125 shots.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Watertown basketball team to support such a great community project,” Mudler said. “Our community will greatly benefit from a new library and I am happy to be able to support it.”

Watertown varsity basketball coach Travis Moulton invites all individuals or companies to join the effort at any amount.

“The team and I are honored to work with Bob Mudler of Total Waste Solutions, a big supporter of the Watertown basketball program, and help the library with its exciting renovation and expansion project,” Moulton said. “It is actions like this that go much beyond basketball and exhibit belief in our city.”

The new Watertown Library Center will provide space, resources and access to educational opportunities for all ages, as well as improve Watertown’s historic downtown and serve as a catalyst for future development. The project will have an enormous impact on the community now and for generations to come. The total cost of the new library center is $9.5 million-$10 million. The city of Watertown made the initial commitment when it approved a resolution in June to provide $4.38 million to the project. The Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation has committed more than $2.5 million. A portion of this gift will be used as a challenge later in the campaign. To date, more than $7.9 million has been raised or committed.

For information about how to work with the Watertown basketball team to pledge for the Library Renovation and Expansion project, contact Moulton at moultont@watertown.k12.wi.us. For more information about the Key to Opportunity Watertown Library Expansion and Renovation project, please contact Watertown Library Director Peg Checkai at pcheckai@watertownpubliclibrary.org.

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