On September 21, 2018, for the first time in Asheville School’s 119-year history, the Blues were given the opportunity to experience the quintessential American tradition of Friday night football under the lights.
Cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents and alumni, the Blues played strong to a 54-0 victory. But that was just one of many victories celebrated that evening.
Thanks to the philanthropic commitment of a dedicated group of parents, grandparents and alumni, Asheville School’s new $4 million multi-sport athletic complex played host to the landmark event. Athletic Director Carl Boland says the new facility – which includes an all-weather synthetic turf field, a newly surfaced track, stadium seating for fans, a press box, field level facilities, and lights - is nothing short of transformative. “Above all else, Asheville School is committed to building community. Enhancing the athletic space allows us to take this commitment a step further, and the benefits will extend far beyond the playing field.”
The new complex hosts Blues sporting events year-round, including Varsity Football, Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse, Varsity Field Hockey and Track and Field.
LEADING THE WAY
We wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to the members of the Asheville School community who have so generously supported this philanthropic initiative:
J. Flint McNaughton 1982
The Glass Foundation
Dick Noel 1948
Phyllis and Robert B. Haserot 1960
Haywood D. Cochrane, Jr.
Guy B. Dixon 1990
Sally and Scott Shealy 1984
Chris Casey 2017
Michelle and Greg Amoroso
Kathryn and David Stover 1975
Ginny and Tom Good
“Our athletes are enjoying the new field and increased support from our entire community, and seeing our students engaged and having a great time together in the stands on Friday nights is especially gratifying. It is a fun, safe, and spirited atmosphere that serves as a benefit to our entire school.”
Carl Boland 1999