Tipp Pride AssociationLearn about the fundraising effort, as well as the team raising funds to support our new community stadium.
Our Vision: To build a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all.
Our Mission: To raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community.
Residents and business owners representing the Tipp City community are embarking on a fundraising project to build a stadium for school sports and community events. The current stadium located at City Park, was built in 1941 when the population was 2,878 residents. The 2015 census records Tipp City’s population at 9,899 with strong growth potential for the future. It’s time to improve/build a stadium for the community, by the community!
Mashell is a life long resident of Tipp City having grown up in Bethel Township, she and her husband Mark have raised their 4 children, Matt Stith (2009 Grad), Morgan Stith (2013 Grad), Mason Pence (2018) and Owen Pence (2020) in the Tipp City school system and have enjoyed watching them play in various schools sports over the years.
Mashell is also a small business owner in the community and is connected through several organizations that support and work to make our home town a great place to live, work and raise a family. In addition to community involvement, Mashell is very active in the Ginghamsburg Church family and has been the “life group leader” to a group of senior girls for the last 5 years and has traveled on several mission trips including most recently to Haiti.
I have been a part of the Tipp City community for over 20 years. My wife Ruthann and I have volunteered to help with many school and community-related organizations and events over the years. We have two children attending Tippecanoe schools, and both are very active in extracurricular activities, from science and art club to class plays and the first step into the band; and yes our son is very involved in sports.
I am a firm believer that sports is an extension of the classroom and many of life lessons are learned while playing or cheering for your team. You learn that hard work is required to win on the field and in life. You learn to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. You learn not to let defeat define you; rather you use it to motivate you to become a better version of yourself.
I bring over 20 years of business experience to our team, having worked for The Iams Company, Procter & Gamble and most recently Aileron in Tipp City. I currently work as a business consultant helping small businesses with strategic planning, business model development, organizational design and HR support.
Our family is proud to be a part of Tipp City, and we are doing our part to make sure it continues to be a great place to live, work and play!
I grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio and graduated from Beavercreek High School. I moved to Tipp City 13 years ago. My Husband’s family is third generation Tipp. We have three boys, one has recently graduated from Tipp and the two others boys are currently attending Tipp City Schools. They have all played/play various sports in Tipp City.
I have volunteered my time as President of Tipp City Pee Wee Football and Cheer for the 9 last years. I am very passionate about football and our programs we have in Tipp City. Recently we have integrated a summer camp for our 5th and 6th grade boys with the Jr High and High school football program, creating a bridge from Pee Wee to school football.
This experience has brought me to Tipp Pride Association as the secretary. I am dedicating my time to TPA because Tipp City is a warm inviting community and I strongly believe that we need a new stadium that represents what Tipp City is about. We need a stadium that is safe for our community and one that we are all proud of. I am honored to be a part of this organization, as we move forward to raise private fund for our, Friday night lights!!!
I bring a wide-range of experience to the role as Treasurer for the Tipp Pride Association. I currently hold the position of Accounting Manager at Midmark Corporation and have been in the accounting field for over twenty-five years.
I have been a Tipp City resident for almost 20 years and have raised my two children in this community. Not only have both of my children played sports at Tipp Stadium, I have also played at the stadium over 25 years ago. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Volunteering my time and expertise is nothing new. In the past, I have held multiple board positions on Tipp City Youth Soccer board of directors, volunteer at Springfield woman shelter through church and assist area Special Olympic events.
Those who know me would also say that I am passionate about soccer and kids. I have played soccer for almost 40 years. I have coached for over 20 years for recreation teams, high school, and select soccer clubs. (FC Tippecanoe and Metro FC).
Lisa is a Vice President at Unity National Bank. She serves the Tipp City community needs with a focus on Commercial Cash Management and Public Funds. Over her 13+ years at Unity National Bank she has spent many hours volunteering for Miami County organizations that are committed to making our communities a better place to live, work and play. The United Way, Salvation Army, and multiple Booster groups are just a few organizations to benefit from her talents.
Christina comes from a long line of Tipp City residents and has a son on the verge of graduating from Tipp Schools. Active on behalf of several community organizations, Christina has a vested interest in the success of its residents and businesses. The current owner of CleverGirl Marketing Communications, she has 10 years of experience leading Inc5000 marketing teams and a deep understanding of brand development. Christina is very excited about the new stadium and what it will mean for the community in terms of new opportunities for post-season tournament hosting of football and soccer as well as band invitationals and community events. Having a safe field for students and attendees will be wonderful.
Mike has been a resident of Tipp City for 18 years, with 4 children in the school district. Transferring back to Ohio (from Conway, AR) Mike researched the Miami Valley, narrowing down to either Oakwood or Tipp City. The strength of the school district and reasonable property values helped make that decision to call Tipp City his home.
Mike is owner of Bash Foo, a Tipp City inbound marketing agency. Mike is an experienced marketing professional and is recognized nationally for his ideas and strategies in the digital marketing space.
Hi. My name is Nici McClurg. I am an RN and presently work part time at UVMC. I’ve been a resident of Tipp City for 22 years. My husband of 21 years, Kevin, is a business owner here in Tipp and is an alumnus of Tipp City Schools. We have 3 children that attend Tipp City Schools and are active in sports and other programs offered by the school and the community.
I am a current and active member of Community Minded Women. I also volunteer my time and resources to several other organizations in the schools and to others within and outside our community.
My husband and I have always believed in giving back. We love this community and want to see it grow in the areas that will make us all proud. I am very happy to be part of this stadium project and will work hard to help make it a reality for our school and our community.
Chair: Gary Pfister
The Tipp Pride Association plans to support the entire process of fundraising, evaluating and planning in collaboration with school, city, county and state officials. With a successful multi-phase, possibly multi-year campaign, the community of Tipp City will enjoy a new 3,500 seat stadium to be proud of!
Ways to Give
Your generous donation will make a significant difference for the young student athletes of Tipp City and our Community as a whole. Contributed monies may be in the form of cash, credit cards, appreciated stocks, trusts or other securities.
The Tipp Pride Association is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 50l(c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC Section 170. You’re also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2l06, or 2522.
Recent Blog Posts
Tonight, Kevin McClurg, President and Owner of J&L Wood Products presented a $10,000 donation check to Tipp Pride to go toward funding Tipp City’s new community stadium. Kevin, a 1988 THS alum was joined by his wife, Nici. Together, they have 3...
Tipp Pride would like to thank the Tippapalooza Music Festival for their $500 donation toward the fundraising for Tipp City’s new community stadium. One of our original T300 Members, Tippapalooza Music Festival was founded to celebrate local...
Construction Update (final week of April) For a good part of April, the field was too mushy to get the concrete trucks across. On the location of the retaining wall: The...