We would like to express our gratitude and positive spirit around the current construction taking place for the redevelopment of the Sonoma Valley High School (SVHS) athletic fields. The project is well underway and we can see how the plans will unfold. A gorgeous all-weather field that will host football, soccer, and lacrosse, surrounded by an eight-lane track. Additionally, there will be new natural grass baseball and softball fields, new outdoor basketball courts, and updated walking paths.
For years our students suffered with the poorest conditions with respect to athletic facilities, far worse than any other high school in Sonoma or neighboring counties. They endured extensive travel and an inability to host home games and meets. Now more than ever, during a global pandemic and school closures, our students need something hopeful. The new athletic field project is just that. The promise of new athletic facilities is the most positive thing happening in our community right now!
While we endure a pandemic, wildfires, thick smoky air, and the challenges of distance learning, our kids know that this all shall pass. One day soon we will be back in the classrooms and back on the fields. We cannot wait for game day!
Susie Gallo, Parent of two recent SVHS graduates, Lacrosse Coach, Executive Director of Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance
Cindy Studdert, SVHS Parent, youth and high school soccer coach for 10 years, Director of Sonoma Farm Tots Preschool
Terry Mathison, SVHS Parent, Vice President of SVHS Boosters, resident of the neighborhood surrounding SVHS
Stefanie Jordan, SVHS Parent, youth soccer coach for 13 years, resident of the neighborhood surrounding SVHS, Principal of Sassarini Elementary School
Carrie Brophy, SVHS Parent, Adele Harrison parent, Prestwood parent, Pediatric Nurse