The cold, blustery weather drove speakers inside for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Gillette College soccer field.
“I think it’s very fitting that we’re breaking ground today on a very cold afternoon,” said Vice President Janell Oberlander, “because if you’re a parent of a soccer player, and you‘ve been on the field in the spring or even a fall day, you know how cold it can get.”
As a soccer mom herself, Oberlander said this project is near and dear to her heart.
She said that student athletes tend to learn just as much on the field as they do in the classroom. Skills like dedication, teamwork, and perseverance, whether they’re winning or losing.
With shovels in hand, Oberlander ushered the group outside, so they could turn some dirt and get ready to build a soccer field. Located between the Pronghorn Center and the Campbell County Rec Center, construction of the field is expected to be completed in time for soccer practice to begin in August.