Sod Story: HK Field Hockey Team Wants Sod Money [Video]

The HK field hockey team has asked the RSD 17 Board of Education to reinstate 2012-2013 budget funds for sod.


Team members and supporters of the  Field Hockey team made an appearance at the RSD17 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday to express their request to re-instate the monies needed to replace sod on the playing field.

According to the proposal, the concern "is that the field’s current condition is rendered ineligible by the CIAC Field Hockey Committee for State Tournament games."

As such, supporters and team members "would like to ask the board of education to put the cost of installing and maintaining sod for the field back into the 2012 Budget." The sod would allow the field hockey team to be able to have home state tournament games and regain the “home-field” advantage.

The team has qualified for this distinction 31 times in the past 35 years.

Team members, parents and supporters presented a proposal (see attached) to the board on Jan. 19 and spoke at Tuesday's meeting in hopes of garnering the board's support of budget money for new sod.

Mariellen Cherry March 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Sounds like a Title IV issue to Me!
Emily March 02, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Let's keep the playing fields equal for our girls field hockey team.
Devin March 02, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Let's allow our girls to play games on a field they deserve to play on!
HB52 March 05, 2012 at 09:14 PM
The H-K Field Hockey team is the only H-K team that cannot host a home State Tournament game because it is the only H-K team without a home field that meets CIAC regulations.
HB52 March 05, 2012 at 09:27 PM
This is also an issue of field safety. Without sod, the girls choke on dust from the field, sprain ankles, injure knees, etc.. Please support HKFH in continuing their tradition of excellence on a safe field.


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