Thursday, October 25, 2018 was a historic day for Cristo Rey High School.
Just hours before their boys soccer team kicked off their playoff match against Sacramento Waldorf, the players were joined by the entire student body, along with some very special guests, for the grand opening ceremony of the school’s first-ever soccer pitch.
The state-of-the art turf pitch is part of the brand-new Adamson Family Sports Complex, which also includes a basketball court that can be converted for volleyball practices, stadium lighting, a concessions kiosk and restrooms.
Republic FC Chairman & CEO Kevin Nagle, who contributed toward the project to build the new sports complex, along with Republic FC players Cameron Iwasa and Emrah Klimenta, attended the official grand opening ceremony.
The Adamson Family Sports Complex is a significant addition to the new campus that Cristo Rey High School moved into three years ago. Previously, the school’s soccer teams competed at Cherry Island, located in Rio Linda. This was too far for many students and parents to travel to attend games.
“Having this field means a lot to me and to all the people who use it because it gives us pride,” says Christian, a current senior and captain of the boys’ soccer team. “Now we share our wins with the whole school community right here on our campus that feels like home to us.”
Cristo Rey High School Sacramento offers a private, college-preparatory education to students from families with limited resources. All students participate in a Work-Study Program that gives them real world work experience at local businesses while covering the majority of their own tuition fees. Community philanthropic support is crucial to the operation of the high school, which is a shared ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
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