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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, The Great Outdoors Project, a 15.6 million dollar proposal for renovations to all eight schools in the Saratoga Springs City School District (SSCSD), Gavin Park, East Side Recreation, and West Side Recreation parks has commenced.
The East Side Rec construction began recently and is expected to last until November.
New features will include: baseball field including turf infield, renovated stadium seating and building, new field house, new maintenance storage building, new entrance and pathways, new fitness trail, new lighting at tennis and basketball courts, replacing basketball hoops, repaving and recoating basketball courts, new basketball fencing, repaving and recoating tennis courts, new signage and wayfinding, new pickleball courts, and new picnic areas and pavilion.
Director of Facilities and Operations of SSCSD John Thuener said that $6.5 million of the budget is going toward the East Side Rec project and that renovations should be complete by November 2020. In addition, West Side Rec capital improvements should be completed in June and totaled $800,000.
SCHUYLERVILLE — The community of Schuylerville is coming together to help neighbors recover from two events that have affected the Schuylerville Central School District family.
The Schuylerville junior varsity and varsity football teams will be trading in the pigskin for golf balls on Saturday, Oct. 18 to help support the Bateman family. Jack Bateman, father of team member Skyler Bateman, is recovering from a serious motorcycle accident that happened in August. Jack Bateman is making progress at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center after spending five weeks in Albany Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit but according to his family, he still has a long road ahead of him.
The football teams will host a fundraiser at the Sunnyside Par 3 Golf Course in Queensbury to help the Bateman family pay for medical costs. Each player is collecting sponsors and will play nine holes of golf in the “best ball” or “scramble” format. All proceeds will go directly to the Bateman family.
“Not only is this an effort in helping a friend and family in need, it’s also a way to give back to someone who has given a great deal of his time and dedication over the years, especially to the youth football program,” said Laurie Griffen, Schuylerville parent. “It’s a chance to support a teammate and give back to someone who’s given to them.”
The fundraiser will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. and food and drinks will be provided.
However, the golf game isn’t the only fundraiser the Schuylerville Central School District has going on this weekend. The school community is also showing support for one of its teachers – Mrs. Penniman.
Penniman, a fifth grade teacher, lost her house to a fire on Saturday, Sept. 27. Flames had fully engulfed her one-story home by the time fire crews arrived on scene, destroying the home and killing three pets – one dog and two cats. The Penniman family was not injured but they did lose all of their possessions.
On Friday, Oct. 3, Schuylervile students and staff wore red to show their support for the Penniman family and to highlight the importance of Fire Prevention Day. Principal Gregg Barthelmas and Mrs. Penniman’s fifth grade team presented her with generous donations that the elementary school, middle school and high school collected.
If you would like to help the Penniman family, the SCSD faculty and staff are hosting a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Schuylerville American Legion.
Friends of the Penniman family have also set up a Go Fund Me account called the “Penniman House Fire Fund,” with a goal of raising $2,000 for the family; the account has already collected just over $1,300.
To make a donation, visit www.gofundme.com/f70yfk.