We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully completed Phase I of our Join The Team! fundraising initiative for the Weber Stadium renovation project! The official announcement was delivered by Head of School Kathy Kenny on May 3 at a party at the home of Jonathan and Suzanne Dick, parents of Maggie ’13.
Through the generous support of the Gilmour community, we surpassed our Phase I goal of $1.5 million. Construction will begin after the end of the spring sports season and our student-athletes will compete on this new surface at the end of August, 2019. Over the summer the turf and track will be completely resurfaced, the “D-zones” that are currently grass will be replaced with a combination of synthetic turf and asphalt, a second long jump pit will be added, and a new fence will be installed around the track. In addition, the stadium will be outfitted with a new scoreboard, a new sound system, lacrosse netting for the end zones and a new flagpole.
We are grateful to the many donors who generously answered the call to Join The Team! and commit to this critical project. This support came from all factions of the Gilmour community - alumni, parents, past parents, faculty and staff, coaches and friends, as well as many donations in memory of Vern Weber.
We also extend our gratitude to Jon and Suzanne for their incredible hospitality in hosting this celebration of Gilmour athletics and the many people who support it. Those present to celebrate this exciting news included many of our donors to Phase I, Trustees, Gilmour staff and coaches, and parents of current students and alumni who played in one of the “stadium sports” - track & field, football, soccer and lacrosse. Enjoy these photos from the evening.
The support for this project has been fantastic. Together, we achieved the goal set forth for Phase I of this important project. Please take a moment to view this video about the Weber Stadium renovation project to understand its true impact.
As the construction for Phase I begins, we now turn our attention to finalizing the plans for Phases II and III, which will include a full renovation of the Weber Stadium complex, including new grandstands, press box, entryway, sidewalks with pedestrian lighting, field lighting and locker rooms as well as an athletic building with concessions, ticketing, restrooms and storage. To learn more about the Weber Stadium renovation project or to Join The Team! with a contribution, visit gilmour.org/WeberStadiumRenovation.