On May 7, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the instillation of a football field turf, track and new visitor grand stands.
The project was initiated by Woody, Kacee, Jaquetta Glass and family and the estate of the late Gilbert Stockinger, MSM alum of 1962.
"This project is a game changer not only for our athletic teams but for our entire school community. The impact will be profound for our marching band, our school community building activities, and will enhance the beauty of our campus. We are grateful to the Glass family and to the estate of Mr. Stockinger for investing in this transformational project," said Chris Stiles, Director of Advancement.
Hellas Construction out of Austin, Texas was chosen as the project's construction management company. Hellas has a strong track record of building synthetic turf fields as they are the chosen turf provider of the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and the new Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League. Construction on this project begins Wednesday, May 8 and will be completed on August 12 in time for pre-season football practice.
"Ninety five percent of MSM students are involved in extra-curricular activities. The beauty of this new field turf is that it will allow them to practice and perform 365 days a year no matter the weather conditions," stated Director of Athletics, Chris Crosbie.
Lead benefactor, Woody Glass shared the inspiration behind the family's lead gift. "This was an opportunity for us to say thank you to Mount St. Mary for all they've done for our kids and our family," said Glass.