Hoban and the Cleveland Browns held a kickoff event for the Wentz Financial Family Fields installation on Thursday, May 6, at 3 p.m. The festivities celebrated the construction and refurbishment of the school’s grass athletic fields and took place on the fields located on Black Street. The $1.1 million capital project will resurface two playing fields and the softball field with lined, high-quality synthetic turf.
Resurfacing the Wentz Fields is fully funded through philanthropic efforts. With an initial $250,000 grant from the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, made possible through the Browns partnership, that was given to help finance the resurfacing of one field, Hoban raised the additional funds necessary to create a transformational project that will ultimately impact a much larger number of student-athletes, both at Hoban and among Akron community youth athletic leagues. The enclosed fields will provide a safe and clean environment for student-athletes to practice and compete.