With some of the $202 million they won in the Powerball lottery in September, Brian and Mary Lohse of Bondurant, IA, agreed to donate $3 million of that toward the construction of a new football field at Bondurant-Farrar High School, where their oldest son Brian is a student.
The donation was agreed upon under one condition: That the school would paint the visiting football locker room pink, just as it famously is at the University of Iowa.
“I was sort of half joking and half not I suppose, but they said they’d do it,” Mary Lohse said. “It’s supposed to put them in a certain soft frame of mind … It will certainly give all the players something to talk about.”
Starting with the 2014, by which time construction is projected to be completed, it will also give visiting teams something to think about.