One week after a devastating 100 year storm flooded the ground floor of Bronxville High School and caused Lower Westchester to be declared a Federal National Disaster Area, kids were playing soccer on the new synthetic turf surface that was installed at the school’s Chambers Athletic Field. A grass field would have been out of service for weeks after this flooding.
The $1.8 million cost of the field, a nearby synthetic turf practice field, and a new regulation sized running track, was entirely funded by donations raised from families and local businesses in the Bronxville community. The fields will be used by Bronxville HS football, soccer, lacrosse and track teams, as well as youth sports groups. Hundreds of Bronxville families and alumni of Bronxville HS contributed towards the fundraising effort.