Elmer Gordon Stadium Rededication
During a ceremony before the first home football game of the season, held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Elmer Gordon Stadium was rededicated. The athletic complex, which has undergone a major revitalization, was the first portion of the district’s Phase III renovations plan to be completed.
Our community overwhelmingly approved the third and final phase of the district’s Facility Renovations Plan in 2011. The Phase III project focused on improving the Senior High School campus by adding a new gymnasium, expanding the fitness center, renovating athletic fields, and creating additional classrooms and a new counseling center.
The Phase III project also involved the renovation of multiple athletic fields. The district has now completed its renovation of Elmer Gordon Stadium, building a new, sand-based multipurpose field suitable for football, lacrosse, and track and a second sand-based, multipurpose field suitable for lacrosse and soccer. There is also a new field for the varsity girls softball team.
The Senior High School stadium is named after Elmer Gordon, who combined a career as a prominent medical investigator with outstanding civic leadership. Outspoken and direct, he believed citizens had a responsibility to become involved in their community. From his time as a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen to his trailblazing service in education, Mr. Gordon was an impressive person. A tribute page has been created for him on the district website. To learn more about his very interesting background, click here.