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NFL and Redskins team up with county for $1 million synthetic field grant

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors are teaming up to host a press conference April 22 at 10:30 a.m. to announce a $1 million grant to fund a new, synthetic, multi-sport field at Park View High School.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and NFL Grassroots Field Grant Program will donate $100,000 a piece to the effort. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will provide $800,000 as well.

Through this grant, Park View will become the first high school on the eastern end of Loudoun County with a synthetic field, which will improve the playing conditions for high school and youth sports and increase the number of playable days on the field. Field construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2015.

The WRCF has a long standing partnership with Park View and its student-athletes through its Coaches in the Classroom program. Since 2010, the Coaches in the Classroom program has provided funding to staff an Academic Athletic Advisor at the school to support student-athlete achievement and post-graduation readiness.

Redskins owner Dan Snyder will speak at the press conference, as will Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Scott York and Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Edgar Hatrick. Voice of the Washington Redskins Larry Michael will emcee the press conference.

More to come in Wednesday's Loudoun Times-Mirror.


How did the BOS come up with $800K? The Redskins can only donate $100K…..Only 8-9 more fields to go in Loudoun HS until all have synthetic fields…

Danny and his perennial losers get some much needed positive press and a big tax write off.  The politicians get to say this is an example of good things coming from the taxpayer funded, jock-sniffing tribute paid to a team that has moved its true presence farther south.

And what do the citizens get?  The opportunity to spend school money the board admits isn’t there for a field that, over ten years, will cost more than natural grass.  And of course all the other schools will now need a similar (read better) field in their future plans.  Will Danny help with all the other fields that slighted parents will demand?  He might, if the board gives him more millions when the next shakedown comes due.

200k off a million dollar field isn’t really a bargain if it will be a long term drain on the school budget.

No sarcasm. None of the other schools in the area have turf fields and games and practices frequently get postponed with bad weather. The schools without a turf field are at a disadvantage unless access to the field is shared equally. Even so, PVHS will always have the home field advantage.  It pays to have political friends, and for that PVHS is fortunate.

“Less fortunate neighboring schools”???  Who might that be?  Unless you’re referring to the neighboring elementary and middle schools, there is no school lower on the totem pole than PVHS.  Or is this just another example of EdMyers sarcasm?

Maybe during the photo op York can actually do Loudoun taxpayers a real favor and tell Danny Boy that we aren’t giving him anymore money, seeing they don’t even do training camp here anymore.  It was ridiculous we did it in the first place.

I’m glad it’s a multi-sport field. With the changed demographics of Sterling, I am afraid that Park View’s football glory days are long gone. Their soccer program on the other hand…

It was already previously announced that -as is the case with all other LCPS with turf fields - the other schools will be able to use the field.

Let us hope that they share the field with their less fortunate neighboring schools.

Gee, only four more “gifts” from the Redskins like this, and Loudoun County will get back this year’s $500,000 gift from its transient occupancy tax!

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