In late October, students were elated to hear that the new turf fields were open for play, knowing full well what the project means to Foxcroft Athletics and its participants. It brings the fields up to regulation size for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer; eliminates the slope of the fields; and addresses the poor condition of the playing surfaces. It provides an all-weather option for softball and adds a practice track that makes a spring track program possible. Plus, the facility now includes new scoreboards, stadium seating, handicap access, and conduit for future lighting.
Several lead gifts in support of our multi-sport turf fields have been received but, as the project nears completion, the School community is invited to participate in this momentous gift to Foxcroft athletes, current and future. Make a general donation or choose a naming opportunity to honor an athlete, coach, or family members. Naming opportunities range from a stadium seat ($500) or team bench ($5,000) to the two regulation-size fields ($500,000 each).
For details or to make a gift online, visit www.foxcroft.org/turf. If you would like to discuss naming opportunities or have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement (540.687.4510; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The project, authorized by Foxcroft’s Board of Trustees last January, was a massive undertaking. Workers ripped and chipped rock for 32 days and moved tons of earth to level the lot, which then underwent careful preparation for the 145,500 square feet of state-of-the-art synthetic turf that was laid. A remarkable 6,000 tons of stone were imported for the base of the fields and 800,000 pounds of organic infill was spread.
Historic rainfall in June and August caused delays that moved many field hockey “home games” to Leesburg, but long hours and hard work by the construction crew got the playing areas ready for the final weeks. The handsome facility ushers in a new day for Foxcroft as it supports the School’s strong athletic program and improves students’ ability to train and compete at their highest level. Academics benefit, too: Fewer rescheduled and off-campus games due to poor weather and field conditions means less class time missed.
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