Field dedication a huge success

Soldotna High School students, staff and administration would like to thank all of individuals who made our Sports Complex Field Dedication a huge success. The football games, halftime activities and Veterans’ Day celebration truly made the day special. The day continued with the community barbecue and community dance where fun was had by all!

This complex would not have been possible if it was not for the lobbying efforts of our boosters, parents and alumni. Your voice was heard loud and clear and our representatives went to work to make the complex possible over a two year period. Special thanks goes out to Representatives Mike Chenault and Bill Stoltze for their efforts during the 2014 Legislative session. We especially want to thank Borough Mayor Mike Navarre for his tireless effort to make sure we got the money to complete the project. Last, but not least one of our unsung heroes with the project was Scott Curtin, Borough Project Manager, who put in many hours to get the Sports Complex ready for our first game and he even spent many hours of his own time weed whacking and cleaning up the track to make it look first class for our big day!

I also need to send out a big thank you to Wes Jackson and Outlaw Body and Paint for turning our John Deere green Gator blue! The last piece of the project to be completed is the building of our two-car garage at the end of the Sport Complex which will house the Gator, turf equipment, hurdles, etc Our Soldotna High School construction class under the direction of Doug Gordon will be doing the building honors. This building would not have been possible without the financial support of the following people/groups: Scott and Lela Rosin family, ConocoPhillips, KPBSD, Rachel Jones, the Syverson family, the Furlong Family, Trustworthy Hardware, Davis Block, Soldotna Alumni and Alaska Sure Seal. Soldotna High School and visiting teams will have the pleasure of enjoying one of the best complexes in the state of Alaska for many years to come. Thanks again!