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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Grant gets a special homecoming gift - September 20, 2013

This afternoon, Nick will proudly join Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland Public Schools (PPS), and Friends of Grant Athletics to celebrate the grand opening of the new turf athletic field and synthetic track at Grant High School!

 

The new track and field was 12 years in the making. Students at Grant have never had a turf field, and their track was in such poor condition that it was closed last year because of safety concerns.

 

Now student athletes will have a safe track and field to play on year round!

 

After the grand opening celebration, the Grant Generals will take on the Barlow Bears for the homecoming and first football game on the field.

 

This track was made possible through great partnerships, strong community support, and an understanding that when we invest in healthy bodies and healthy minds, we give our kids the greatest chance to fulfill their potential.

 

Special thanks to Detroit Lions Star and Grant High School graduate Ndamukong Suh, Nike, PPS, and Friends of Grant Athletics who have made this field a reality.

 

Go Generals!

 

Suh helps dedicate new Grant turf field

Jennifer Anderson in The Portland Tribune

 

Football: Grant Bowl rolls out a new field for Friday's game between Generals and Barlow

Nich Daschel in The Oregonian