Scott Field Project
Steve Kirk, coach and vice-President of Coatesville Kid Raiders(CKR), along with his wife, Shannon Kirk, on behalf of multiple community members, CKR parents and coaches, proposed this project to the Coatesville Area School District (CASD) school board, and successfully received approval in early, 2017, to proceed with the much needed improvements to Coatesville's Scott Stadium, through the 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, Scott Field Project
With the help of several local contractors and businesses ( GP Martini Roofing, SWI Wholesalers, McKeon Concrete and Masonry, AJB, Mighty Log Tree Service, Structural Design Associates, Topside Landscaping, Electrical Plus), who agreed to volunteer some of the needed supplies and labor, Phase One got underway to revitalize the stadium, and give our youth a safe, beautiful place to call home.
Working Towards a Stronger Community
Dealing with the challenges in our nation and our community, requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Scott Field Project emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, specifically our youth, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2017, we’re an organization driven by passionate ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support.
"It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men." ~Frederick Douglas
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Making a Difference in the Community
Phase 1 of the project, began on April 22, 2017, and included complete demolition of the press box, removal/disposal of bleacher seats, and fencing that was around the bleachers; rebuilding and repairing the bleachers and the press box; clean-up of the property landscaping- including seeding, tree removal, and clearance in back corners of the property; clean out and repairs made to small shed, and old snack shack (including a new roof and new paint) at the far end of the stadium; over-seeding of the football field; installation of fencing poles and rope around the perimeter of the football field; sanding/painting of the field goal posts; all needed electrical work, including the installation of a new PA system (funded by Coatesville School District); painting the entire front and sides of the concrete bleacher structure, and many needed concrete repairs. Additionally, with Phase 1 donations we were able to purchase a customized football helmet tunnel for our youth CKR football teams and cheerleaders to utilize during games. We also purchased a Yerf dog utility cart to help make set up and clean up at the field more efficient during home games. Finally, we purchased several new trash cans for the stadium.
Phase Two of Scott Field Project was approved by the CASD school board in February, 2018, and work began in April, 2018. Improvements and work completed as part of Phase Two included staining of home and away bleacher benches; the area inside of the concrete structure and old bathrooms were cleaned out (in preparation to renovate); three windows on backside of concrete structure were blocked in with new concrete; proposed outdoor training area was cleared of trees/debris; training wall was built, mural painted on the training wall by local artist, Dre Boggs; turf transported to field; dumbbells and other workout equipment purchased; general landscaping maintenance and field clean up; new floor installed in press box; and electric run underground for the customized tunnel.
In 2019, we continued with Phase Two- the completion of the outdoor turf training area, including installation of turf, and purchase of training equipment; installation/painting of new fencing along the front side of the stadium; field clean up/ stadium maintenance, new logo for the scoreboard, and touch up paint on the concrete bleachers.
Phase Three of Scott Field Project was approved by the CASD school board in June, 2019. Currently, major renovations to the Scott Field concession stand are underway.
Our focus moving forward is on providing FREE strength/fitness training in the community: In February, 2020, we started our Indoor Training Facility, providing free strength and fitness training to Coatesville youth and young adult athletes.
Scott Field Project At Work
Community Members- Tree/Debris Removal
Community Members and Volunteer Contractors Rebuilding the Press Box
Building Training Wall for Outdoor Training Area
Community Volunteers from Raiders Starz Painting Bleachers
Work on the Outdoor Training Area
“Life’s most persistent question is, what are you doing for others?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Indoor/Outdoor Strength and Fitness Training
Providing Free Strength and Fitness Training to Coatesville Youth/Athletes
Providing an Outlet for our Youth
A Safe Environment
Opportunity to Grow
Providing Free Training for Our Youth
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt