Time Ticking On Grant To Build GRC Turf Football Field

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Updated: 7/12/2013 11:35 pm

The George Rogers Clark High School Football Program in Winchester has received a $700,000 grant to put in a new turf field this season.

But Head Coach Steven Collins said they have to get the district’s approval and raised $300,000 before the season starts or they will lose out on the money.

Coach Collins said GRC is one of 10 – 12 high schools to be awarded the grant by Echo Sports Systems.

Right now, Cardinal Stadium has grass that Coach Collins said has clumps of weeds, low spots and is a very compacted surface. After repairs and maintenance to the grass to the grass this year, Collins estimates it equaling the additional money they need to raise.

GRC Booster Club President Don Sharrock said they’re just waiting for the school board’s approval before they can get started on the five week installation process. He said timing is making this tricky.

“We got a new superintendent who started the job on July 1st,” Sharrock said. “And on July 1st we dropped this in his lap.”

Sharrock said Superintendent Paul Christy is also dealing with a new high school building and a new elementary school being built.

Coach Collins said they hope to have the new field in place for this season, which means they would need to get the grant approval soon for the million dollar project.

Sharrock said the Booster Club is talking to private donors about coming up with the remaining $300,000.

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