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Students from Brockland Elementary School return from a recent field trip to an Oklahoma City Redhawks minor league baseball game on one of the two activity buses donated by the McMahon Foundation. The district received the buses, which cost about $140,000 each, in March. The buses are used for out-of-town trips like sporting events,music competitions and class field trips.

McMahon Foundation gives 2 activity buses to district

Out-of-town travel is easier for students at Lawton Public Schools thanks to a gift from the McMahon Foundation.

The foundation recently donated two 2015 Bluebird activity buses to the district. The buses were received early in March, said Jack Hanna, the district's director of transportation.

"Some of the board members and members of the McMahon Foundation knew we were in need of activity buses," he said.

Board members from the foundation approached Lawton Public Schools Superintendent Tom Deighan to gather information about the district's activity buses. Hanna said the district owned two activity buses before the donation.

Each of the new buses has 47 comfortable seats, is air-conditioned and has luggage racks inside and a luggage compartment on the exterior of the bus. The buses also have a suspension designed to give them a smooth ride on long trips.

The buses have been painted with the names and logos of all three high schools.

Hanna said the buses are used to take students on longer trips, including choir competitions, track meets, baseball away games, and field trips like a recent group of Brockland Elementary students who attended a Redhawks minor league baseball game in Oklahoma City.

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