Build it and they will come.....ok, our turf project wasn't quite like the movie but I know there are plenty out there that think we are just as crazy. Earlier this year, the idea of putting in artificial turf for our football and soccer field started buzzing around. By the end of May the buzz was over and the sting of action was in place. September came and the field was in use. I wanted to share a few thoughts on this endeavor.
We have an incredible Booster Association that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to provide our kids with facilities and activities that others only consider luxuries. Darin and I have both served time on the Booster board and many years as members. I have always been impressed with the "greatness" of the projects. Football field, bleachers, new lights, baseball lights, softball/baseball complex, the first rubberized track in the Basin, a weight lifting room. When any of these projects start there are always a few rumblings about the expense of such projects, I have seen the Booster Hunt Club raise funds year after year to support these projects. I have seen volunteers and equipment from the entire slope come together when it is time to work on a project.
Our high school soccer coach also blogged about the field and said it perfectly (read it here)
Dani has finished her soccer season and had the incredible opportunity to play on this beautiful field. It is so awesome to watch our kids play in this great stadium. Thank you to everyone involved in this, I hope we continue to have the opportunity to work hard and do great things for our kids.