The Staples boys soccer kickboard — a gift from the state championship team of 1978, in honor of classmate Doug Donovan ’79 — looks better than ever.
Bill Evans and his crew painted the structure — which includes the block “S,” plus a list of all 11 state championship and 25 FCIAC championship years — and shored it up. They also installed a new floor.
The kickboard — temporarily placed next to the Sharon Dobbs Memorial Garden, at the base of the scoreboard — will soon be moved perpendicular to Loeffler Field, where it can serve its original purpose of training. It has 2 other functions: storing equipment, and serving as a perch for videotaping.
Thanks to Carl McNair P’09, ’10, ’12 for spearheading the renovation, and the Top of the Hill Team for financial support.