Dedicated in Sept. 2021, the Wentz Family Foundation Fields include two playing fields and a softball field with lined, high-quality synthetic turf. The $1.1M project was fully funded through philanthropic efforts. An initial $250,000 grant from the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, made possible through the Browns partnership, 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 fenced fields provide a safe and clean environment for student-athletes to practice and compete.
Take I-76 East to the Arlington Street exit. Turn right at the stop sign to Fifth Avenue. Continue on Fifth Avenue to the light at Arlington. Turn right onto Arlington. The first street past Children Services on your left is Clark Street. Turn left onto Clark. The softball field is on the left just past Children Services. MAP
With a generous contribution from an alumnus benefactor, Hoban has completed construction of the Terry Nolan ’65 Golf Learning Center. The 2,400 square-foot building houses two Trackman golf simulators and a putting and chipping area, and stands as a perfect complement to the Didado Family Health and Fitness Center. The new facility offers several benefits to the golf teams: they can practice year-round, Trackman provides detailed performance analysis, access to tour players' videos as instructional tools and also allows for the students to play many outstanding virtual courses.
The facility contains an athletic performance center, complete with 20 racks, free weights, speed and agility equipment, a turfed sprint area and a mezzanine workout area over the two strength coaches’ offices. There is a wrestling/multipurpose room and a separate wellness area with a variety of cardiovascular machines and free weights for students and staff.
Renovated space in the existing building includes locker rooms and coaches’ offices and the athletic office. There is an open hallway linking the existing building to the new facility, complete with large storage bins for athletic bags. The adjacent room is the Dr. Joseph Congeni Family Training Room, a rehabilitation/training room for examinations, taping and treatment. In addition, there is a coaches’ conference room for private meetings with the media and visits with college coaches on recruiting trips.