Cardinal Spellman High School was thrilled to open the gates of their new multi-sport turf field on Friday, October 9th, with a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony on the former Potvin field for an intimate gathering of families, administrators, faculty, alumni, donors, board members and special guest Brockton Mayor, Robert Sullivan.
The ceremony began with President Dan Hodes thanking everyone who's contributed to the massive 2.5 million dollar project, followed by a welcome address by Mayor Robert Sullivan where he granted Spellman a citation for excellence in education since 1958 serving the people of Brockton. Deacon Joe Nickley then blessed the field before Chairman of the Board, Kevin Kelley cut the ribbon.
The field project began in July of 2019 and after some delays, due to weather and COVID, the field project was completed in May of 2020. The new turf field comes as a part of Spellman's "Rooted. Growing. Thriving." campaign, an initiative to increase funding for the school's endowment in support of student access and new fields for the athletics program.
"This campaign is a celebration of where we have been, our roots, and a recognition of the challenges we currently face in order to continue to grow, and finally it is a declaration of a bright future ahead!" said President Hodes.
Spellman looks forward to hosting football, soccer, lacrosse, countless athletic competitions and activities on the new field, a source of immense pride for the Spellman school community!