Apgar Family donates $15,000 to Bobcat volleyball program


Tom Apgar, second from right, presents a $15,000 donation to the Bobcat volleyball program to MHS athletic director Ryan Isgrig, right. Also pictured are Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, far left, and Miller athletic director Jeff Tice.

Tom Apgar has made a donation of $15,000 to support the volleyball programs at Marshalltown High School and Miller Middle School in honor of his father, the late Pat Apgar. Tom presented the donation to MHS Athletic Director Ryan Isgrig and Miller Athletic Director Jeff Tice during the September 3 school board meeting.

The Apgar Family, and their business Apgar Photography, have been strong supporters of Marshalltown volleyball and the school district for decades. There is an annual volleyball tournament at MHS named in honor of the family.

Tom said this donation of support for volleyball was among his father’s last wishes before he passed away earlier this year and it is part of the Apgar spirit to give back to the community.

“I’m proud of Pat’s long term legacy and perhaps this establishes him as the unofficial title of ‘Mr. Volleyball’ in Marshalltown,” Tom said.

Marshalltown Schools Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte said the district is “deeply humbled by this generous gift.”