Myakka City Elementary School gets large donation

By Summer Smith, Reporter
Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT

A special gift was give to the students and staff at Myakka City Elementary school in Manatee County.

The Mosaic Company made a huge donation to the school.

On Friday, a $65,000 check was presented to Principal Chuck Fradley.

The money will be used to enhance and upgrade the school’s technology programs.

 “This donation will make a real difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff,” Dr. Fradley said. “The school will use the funds to replace and upgrade current technology hardware and software to ensure that the students in Myakka have the most up to date technology at their fingertips.

"The partnership between Mosaic and the Myakka Community shows that the Mosaic Company values and supports the education of our students.”

The Mosaic Company is the world’s largest combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two essential crop nutrients.

Driven by its mission to help the world grow the food it needs, Mosaic is committed to strengthening global food security and protecting critical water resources.

“It is our pleasure to support the students and teachers of Myakka Elementary School,” said Brian Ball, Mosaic’s Wingate Mine Manager. “This grant helps fund educational opportunities that promise to have a favorable impact on the lives of young people in our community.”