Greencastle-Antrim's Kaley Field rededicated

PAT FRIDGEN
During the rededication of Kaley Field on May 4, the G-A MAAX committee presented a $100,000 check to Greencastle-Antrim School District. It will go towards the cost of stadium renovations. Pictured front center are Jeff Shank and Garon Gembe, honorary chairs of G-A MAAX, and school superintendent Greg Hoover. Figures were released on the academic achievement of students involved in the arts and athletics. The GPA average of chorus students is 3.31, for athletes it is 3.46 and for band students 3.47. Committee chairman Vern McCauley called them "eye-popping numbers."

The Greencastle-Antrim School District's Kaley Field was rededicated Friday night in a ceremony sponsored by G-A MAAX.

The evening included two check presentations.

During the rededication of Kaley Field on May 4, the G-A MAAX committee presented a $100,000 check to Greencastle-Antrim School District. It will go towards the cost of stadium renovations. Figures were released on the academic achievement of students involved in the arts and athletics. The GPA average of chorus students is 3.31, for athletes it is 3.46 and for band students 3.47. Committee chairman Vern McCauley called them "eye-popping numbers."

John Flannery presented a $5,538.76 to the G-A MAAX capital campaign, with Jeff Shank and Garon Gembe accepting the money. The donation comes from a portion of proceeds of Sunday sales at the restaurant. During the rededication of Kaley Field, which will retain its name, two athletes spoke about the upgraded facilities. Tache Smothers said it used to be embarrassing to play field hockey at home, but now the team hears compliments from visiting teams. Greg Boyer was glad the swamps, ditches and dust were gone from the track, and training for meets was much easier and safer.

John Flannery, right, presented a $5,538.76 to the G-A MAAX capital campaign, with Jeff Shank and Garon Gembe accepting the money. The donation comes from a portion of proceeds of Sunday sales at the restaurant. During the rededication of Kaley Field, which will retain its name, two athletes spoke about the upgraded facilities. Tache Smothers said it used to be embarrassing to play field hockey at home, but now the team hears compliments from visiting teams. Greg Boyer was glad the swamps, ditches and dust were gone from the track, and training for meets was much easier and safer.