Inclement weather did not deter a group of King School's Trustees and Administrators from commemorating the naming of the redesigned outdoor sports complex on campus. The complex is in the heart of the campus on four acres of multi-sport turf fields. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, June 8, the fields were formally recognized as the Armstrong and King Family Fields and the Feinberg Field.
Nancy and Tim Armstrong P'20, Lynn and Tom King P'20, '20, '23, and Larry Feinberg P'21, '21 each generously provided $1 million in breakthrough lead gifts to headstart the development of the fields last year. The gifts inspired meaningful support from additional King School families, enabling the vision of the state-of-the-art turf fields to become a reality. The project highlights the school's commitment to strengthen the competitiveness of athletic programs and further develop facilities on campus to enhance the student experience, both of which are outlined as pillars of King School's Strategic Plan.
During the ceremony, Chair of the Board of Trustees Tom King acknowledged the venture as a team effort noting that the outdoor sports complex "would not have been made possible without the generous support of all participating donors."
Dean of Athletics Micah Hauben spoke about the impactful contribution that the complex makes to the King community and student-athletes alike. "We are thrilled with the tremendous benefit that the complex provides to our sports teams. Our athletes will have these fields for generations to come," he said at the ceremony.
When students return to campus next school year, they will continue to enjoy the newly unveiled turf fields, already complete with shaded team benches, bleachers, fencing, netting, and surrounding pathways and entrances. The Feinberg Field and the Armstrong and King Family Fields are each named on two scoreboards that proudly overlook the outdoor facility.