Friends Of Harmon Field Kickoff / by Harmon Greenville

“Friends of Harmon Field” would like to announce the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to build a new Harmon Field Athletic Complex.  Friends of Harmon Field is a task force of loyal, passionate Harmon Field supporters comprised of coaches, school administrators, faculty, alumni, local businesses and industry, and parents who want to recognize the past, honor Greenville traditions, and reconstruct and modernize the Harmon Field Athletic Complex so that it serves generations to come. We’re confident that, together we can achieve our goal of making Greenville’s main sports facility a source of pride and community spirit.

The new Harmon Field Athletic Complex will include:  a new multi-purpose playing field, synthetic turf football/soccer field inside the main stadium, new stadium seating, new 8-lane track and field facility, new locker rooms, restrooms and concessions, energy-saving lighting fixtures, expanded parking, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant facilities.
The new athletic complex will be used by Greenville’s football, soccer, track & field, band and physical education classes.  The community and other outside groups will be able to access the space when scheduling permits.

This project, in its entirety, will cost in upwards of 5 million dollars. Funding of the project will come from a collaborative effort that includes private sector funding, Greenville City Schools, individual donations, the Good Samaritan partnership funding, and applicable grants.  To reach our auspicious goal it will require a combination of hard work, creativity, unique fundraising ideas, and the commitment of the entire community.  Together, it’s a goal that can be reached.  Along with the promise of additional jobs that will come with a large construction project such as this, will be the benefit to having a state-of-the-art facility that will attract additional sporting and community events.  The investment we make now will pay dividends far into the future.

The entire project will be executed over a 3-4 year period, but certain parts of the project will be staggered so that the complex can immediately be put to use.  The target date for the completion of the 8-lane track and multi-purpose playing field is late 2016, followed by the football/soccer stadium and fieldhouse construction which should be completed in 2017-2018.

For more information please check out:  www.friensofharmonfield.com or on Facebook: Friends of Harmon Field or Twitter @friendsofharmon or email @ friendsofharmonfield@gmail.com.

Go Green Wave!