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Turf field coming to South Avondale Elementary School

Posted at 5:19 AM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 04:35:42-04

CINCINNATI — A new turf field will be unveiled Thursday outside South Avondale Elementary School after a months-long project.

The turf is the same turf that FC Cincinnati played on at Nippert Stadium. The donation is part of a project between organizations like the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and Cincinnati Children's Hospital that transformed South Avondale Elementary School's field.

"They really stepped up to the plate," Sandra Jones-Mitchell, the former president of the Avondale Community Council, said. "You're talking about community partners.That's what this is about... That's what's going to help our community. That's what's going to help Cincinnati grow."

The turf field has been in the works since 2017 and was largely made possible by Activities Beyond the Classroom. ABC led the fundraising efforts of more than $700,000 and coordinated the project.

A dedication ceremony will take place at the field Thursday.