CSG kicks off Kirk Campus turf field project
Sarah Sole

A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 9 for a project to install an artificial turf field at Kirk Campus. The project was made possible through generous donations from the CSG community. 

On June 9, Columbus School for Girls kicked off a $1.1 million, donor-funded project to install an artificial turf field at Kirk Campus, 1885 N. Cassady Ave. 

Donors joined the CSG administration yesterday morning, June 9, to mark the groundbreaking of this pivotal project for our athletic program. Lead donors, Cecily and Brett Alexander and Leah and Mark Wagenbrenner, inspired nearly 40 CSG community members to donate towards the installation of a state-of-the-art field that fully meets the needs of our athletes.

A 55-acre athletic facility, Kirk Campus supports a variety of Upper School, Middle School, and Unicorn sports, including field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field competitions. The complex, built on land originally donated to CSG in 1992 by Mrs. Sandra Kirk and Mr. Gilman Kirk, has long been an arena where students develop the skills and build the competitive drive that enable them to excel in their respective sports.

The addition of a turf field, which can withstand heavy foot traffic, will benefit CSG’s student athletes as well as all athletes competing there. The improvement will allow students to practice and compete outdoors despite varying weather conditions, since the turf field will not flood or gather mud in the same way a grass field does. The field also will create quicker ball movement than a traditional grass field, specifically in the sports of field hockey and lacrosse. 

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