Greenie Giving

thermometer goal $1.1 Millionphoto of current field and rendering of renovated field

Dear Fort Myers High Families, Green Wave Alumni, and the Fort Myers Community,

We need your help! We received a grant from the NFL and the Miami Dolphins along with a generous donation from Dr. John Kagan and Mrs. Liz Kagan to renovate the Sam Sirianni field at Edison Stadium. 

As many of you know, the current field is unstable. The field grass is erratic and spotty, caused by weak soil conditions, water source, and drainage problems that have plagued Fort Myers High for over 15 years. The sports teams and band cannot use the field for practice, only for games. Additionally, community partners and youth sports groups are not permitted access to the field due to its poor condition. 

When the grant application was submitted two years ago, the estimated costs for renovating the field were much lower than today’s costs. Challenges in the supply chain compounded by inflation have increased costs, but the new estimate is lower than originally quoted. The renovation cost is currently $1,100,000 million for the new artificial turf field. The NFL grant, the Kagan donation, and the district contribution equate to $720,000. And we have received about $80,000 in individual donations and school fundraising.  A new rubberized track will be installed to coincide with the field renovation. 

With your help, we can raise $300,000 to complete this important project for our current and future soccer players, band members, football players, lacrosse players, and all other student and community organizations that utilize the Sam Sirianni field at Edison Stadium. Our deadline for fundraising of December 1, 2022, has come and gone. We were to break ground on the turf project on December 15, we must raise the rest of the funds to start the project and not risk losing grant funds and donated funds.

Greenies, please contribute today. Go to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Donation page, https://tinyurl.com/FMHSFieldFund, and give today. Or send a check payable to Fort Myers High School, attention to Steven Cato, Athletic Director, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Or use the QR Code below to donate.

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