Mid-Columbia Health Foundation is beginning the “Level The Playing Field” project in conjunction with North Wasco County School District 21. The two organizations have put a plan in place to upgrade the weight room at The Dalles High School to serve students, athletes, and district employees with weight training and wellness programs. Foundation executive director Celeste Hill-Thomas says the objective is to improve community wellness, specifically in the youth population. Funding for the $600,000 project will come from a combination of donations and grant monies. A kickoff spaghetti feed will take place February 18 at The Dalles High School gym. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 for a family of six, and can be purchased on-line at donate.mcmc.net.