Update: Envision Campaign
...and then there was light!
With the mild weather, some additional work has been done with the grass areas around the field, on the hill and near the handicapped parking area. And the light poles were installed the week of January 9th in preparation for Spring sports.
Click here to see photos of "First on the Turf" and "Homecoming" games.
"Last on the Grass"
Fifteen seniors played their last game on Alumni Field on Saturday, October 31st. For the entire team, it was their “Last on the Grass” home game against Westhill High School, winning 56 to 28.
The day started out with a reception for all alumni players and coaches and ended with the traditional last walk on the field by senior players. This year the senior walk was followed by one last walk made be over 75 alumni players and their coaches, including former coaches Jack Slavinsky, Bryan Fox, Mike DeVito, and Pete Stokes and players from the 60’s, including Rick Robustelli, Gerry Costello, Dick Swatland, the 70’s - Bob Robustelli, the 80’s - Matt Lacerenza, Greg Larson, the 90’s - Sean Garvey, Bryan Fox, to 2013 - Cody Zaro and Mike Palomba. Also attending was a large contingent of players from Stamford Youth Foundation Football in their team jerseys.
"Our seniors' last walk on the field is a moving tradition, and it was great to see so many alumni follow them and walk the old field one last time. We are forever grateful for their contributions to our school and its heritage of excellence as we enter a new era of growth here at Catholic High,” said principal Dr. Joe Gerics.
As a memento of this historic day, everyone was given a “Last on the Grass” gift box which contained a piece of Alumni Field as a reminder of their days at Catholic High.
Check out photos from day.
Check out press coverage at The Stamford Advocate and The Norwalk Hour
April 23, 2015: Stamford CT. Biship Frank J. Caggiano presided over the groundbreaking ceremony today as commencement will begin soon on the construction of a brand new, multi-million dollar sports complex to be located on the Newfield Avenue campus.
This symbolic groundbreaking follows three years of planning and is part of the school's multi-year ENVISION Campaign to completely upgrade and renovate its facilities and provide the latest educational technology.
The multi-million dollar campaign is the largest in the schools history since its opening in 1958. Phase 1 of the campaign was approved by the Zoning Board of the City of Stamford last fall, and will include a complete refurbishing of the rear-of-school field campus to include a brand-new, multi-purpose, turf field for varsity and JV football, boys and girls' soccer, lacrosse, and girls' field hockey. To date, generous donations have been made by dozens of alumni, parents and corporations towards the Phase 1 goal of $2.5 million.
With the support of the Diocese of Bridgeport, additional phases of the campaign to renew, rebuild and revitalize Trinity Catholic High School will commence upon the completion of Phase 1 and will include a new media center and auditorium upgrades, plant improvements, and renovations to the baseball and softball fields.
"The new sports complex is one part of an overall strategic plan for Trinity Catholic High School. It began with a needs assessment to identify initiatives that will move the high school forward. Our goal is to offer the highest level of contemporary educational services in a faith-based environment, as well as accommodate an anticipated growth in its student population over the next two decades," said Sister Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese. "As the only diocesan high school in this area of Fairfield County, it is important to the diocese that Trinity Catholic has a strong and bright future."
Click here to see photos of the ceremony.
To read the ENVISION Campaign Case Statement, please click here.
To view a short presentation showing the design of the complex, please click here.