Published DateGILFORD — Students who play football, soccer and lacrosse joined members of the Gilford Meadows Committee yesterday to promote the upcoming golf tournament at Pheasant Ridge Country club to raise money for the Phase I of the Meadows Fields project.
The students said the actual football playing field is in pretty good shape. However the football practice field and the lacrosse fields are filled with ruts and furrows from when the fields – that were a donation to the school district by the Carye family – were used for farming and livestock.
Sophomore lacrosse player Emily Parker said when they run laps its not uncommon to land in a furrow and fall down. "Ground balls come up into our faces," she said.
Phase I of the project is to level and sod the fields and install a well and irrigation. The Gilford Meadows Committee hopes to raise about $264,000 for the project.
Phase II is a concession stand and Phase III will relate to the use of the existing buildings.
The golf tournament is on May 18 and is a four-person scramble. Among the many door prizes and raffle items is a new car for a hole-in-one donated by Irwin Automotive Group.
The tournament cost $90 per person or $360 for each team and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and a chicken and rib barbecue by Contagiani's Catering following the golf. The Committee hopes to make this an annual event.
Sponsors for hole and donations can be made on the Gilford School District Website.