Carolyn Kindle

Gateway Arch
4:54 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising

Sportscaster Joe Buck helped announced CityArchRiver's $178 million private fundraising total. The $380 million project is expected to be completed in 2016.
Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

Right after CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.

Buck told patrons lunching in Ballpark Village that the group was within $20 of raising an even $178,210,000. He managed to coax somebody wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey to hand over $100, prompting the room full of St. Louis Blues fans to cheer.   

Buck – who helped emcee CityArchRiver’s event announcing the fundraising figure – said he was impressed by the project’s progress.

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