Peninsula High Will Begin 2021 With New Turf
• Construction underway on long-term community project.
Peninsula High will soon have new turf for its football field. By Janurary, all sports will be playing on a new field and will not have to worry about cancellations due to inclement weather. Because of the unexpected closure of schools due to Covid - it is an ideal time to get the field completed.
Not only does the new field benefit Peninsula High School, it will benefit the community and help young athletes.
“Once the field fundraising is complete, we will focus on expanding our fundraising for new bleachers, press box, etc.,” said Laura Hughes. “This is a big undertaking, particularly during a pandemic, but we remain optimistic and are excited about improving the sports field facilities for all students at Peninsula High and the community at large. Many youth sports organizations also utilize the field including PV Youth Football and Cheer, AYSO, club LAX teams and more.”
Palos Verdes Youth Football and Cheer along with AYSO will be able to use the field right after the Peninsula football season since it will not have to be closed due to maintenance.
Over $1 million was set aside for the project, which was approved in September by the PVPUSD Board of Education. The rest of the money will be provided from donations.
“We are taking a phased approach to the project. First, get the field done in time for January games. We are about a month into the project and so far, the construction is right on track,” said Hughes. “Our goal is to raise at least $250,000 for the field.”
Donations can be made at fundourfield.com.