Ribbon Cutting and Stadium Dedication

Ribbon Cutting and Stadium Dedication
Posted on 09/25/2022
Ribbon Cutting and Stadium DedicationOn Friday, September 23, 2022, the Elmira City School District welcomed community members to the homecoming football game + a half-time ribbon cutting to formally open the brand-new multi-purpose turf stadium. The new EHS Athletic Complex was rededicated to Thomas J. Hurley, longtime popular football and wrestling coach during the opening celebration. The new turf field in the stadium is now named for Dick Senko, longtime football coach in Elmira. Representatives from the Hurley and Senko family attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and spoke on behalf of the the stadium and field namesakes.

“The new stadium gives the community a place to gather and support our students through athletics, graduations, and other events. The stadium will have a positive impact on the lives of students, giving them state of the art facilities to compete, and to have something to take pride in. For the community the stadium serves as a culmination of unity to support Elmira High School events,” says Zack Lloyd, Athletic Director in the Elmira City School District.

“Thomas Hurley and Dick Senko are two coaches whose legacies have impacted the lives of so many community members. Since taking over as AD, I have heard amazing things about what these two men brought to the lives of so many of our community members, and the positive impact they had on many of our current coaches. Their legacy lives on through these coaches and we are proud to have their names grace this new athletic complex and field,” continues Lloyd. “The students could not be more excited to get started, and we look forward to welcoming the community to watch them compete!”

“This project has truly been a team effort. Thanks to the contributions of so many, this state-of-the-art facility offers unique opportunities for our students. On behalf of the entire school district, I’d like to thank our city, county and state leaders, the Department of Conservation and Department of Health, as well as Hunt Engineers, Welliver Construction, Edger Enterprises and our many contractors. And of course, we are grateful for the efforts of our board of education, boosters and many supportive families,” says Hillary J. Austin, Superintendent of Schools for the Elmira City School District.