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posted: 10/2/2012 2:40 PM

New sports fields to be unveiled at Wright Junior High

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Dist. 103 Submission

The Parent Teacher Organization for Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is excited to announce the redesigned athletic fields at Daniel Wright Junior High School.

The District 103 PTO will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the school.

In 2009, the PTO identified a tangible and attainable need in School District 103: the renovation of the school's athletic fields, which were unusable for much of the school year due to poor drainage and grading issues.

The District 103 PTO worked closely with school administrators, physical education staff and the school board on new designs, a timeline and a project budget.

Work began in July 2011 and continued until this past summer.

Scott Gaunky, the district's director of facilities, oversaw the project and worked closely with the PTO to ensure a successful renovation.

The long-term goal of the renovation project included grading and installing proper drainage for two soccer fields, a baseball field, a fitness trail and areas for other field activities.

The renovation is instrumental for the school to offer opportunities for students to engage in fitness activities during gym, recess, after-school activities, and other sporting events.

The project's cost was estimated at nearly $325,000. Funding came from the PTO, the Lincolnshire Sports Association, the Lincolnshire Community Association and Lincolnshire Rotary.