The William Floyd School District, with the assistance of nearly 150 student-athletes, coaches, administrators and members of the Board of Education, recently celebrated the official ribbon cutting of the brand new multi-purpose turf sports field behind Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School. This field is providing a state-of-the-art location with a brand new track, turf field, goal posts, scoreboard and more, for multiple sports teams at all levels to compete on. In its short time being open, it has already hosted some memorable and thrilling moments for the William Floyd school community.
“Finally, our fields are going to match the talent that plays on them every day,” said Robert Vecchio, President, William Floyd Board of Education, who cut the ribbon along with fellow trustee Robert Taiani. Mr. Vecchio thanked the community for supporting the capital project and shared his gratitude to Mr. Taiani and fellow Board members for spearheading this project.
Superintendent of Schools Kevin M. Coster echoed Mr. Vecchio’s remarks and expressed gratitude to the community for their support in bringing this project to fruition. “The field is ready for all sports teams! Thank you to the community and best of luck to the Colonials!” he said.
The new multi-purpose sports field behind Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School is just one facet of the $39.4 million capital project overwhelmingly approved by voters in October 2017. The project also includes the newly-opened and centrally-located adaptive playground for students and the community, new auditoriums for secondary schools, air conditioning in the three buildings without, infrastructure improvements across the district, a brand new multi-purpose sports turf at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex, new tennis courts, softball/baseball field upgrades and more.
The track and field are also open to the community for use each day during non-school hours from dawn until dusk.