Kickboard Gets Painted, Remodeled — Looks Great

Staples boys soccer kickboard

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.

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