Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School Gives David Wells Field a Makeover

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Dec. 3, 2014
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378

San Diego Unified School District Gives David Wells Field a Makeover

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District recently completed a major renovation project on the David Wells Field at Dana Middle School in Point Loma. School Board Trustee Scott Barnett, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former Major League Baseball player and new head baseball coach for Point Loma High School, David Wells, will celebrate the completion of this project with other district and city leaders, the school principals, student athletes, parents and community members.

The new, synthetic-turf baseball field and other amenities will be dedicated during a ceremony tomorrow afternoon. The field will be shared by Dana Middle School and Point Loma High School. The middle school students will use the outfield as a multipurpose field for physical education during their school day, and the high school's varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will use the field for practices and games when the middle school isn't in session.

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2:30-3 p.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Dana Middle School baseball field, 1775 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego 92107
The baseball field is located on the southeast side of the campus. (map available). Media parking will be available on site. (Enter the gate on Macaulay St., and
proceed to interior parking lot adjacent to the baseball field.)

VISUALS: New field and amenities, ceremonial ribbon cutting, and Point Loma High baseball players in uniform fielding some baseballs.

SPEAKERS: Student athletes, Trustee Scott Barnett, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, David Wells,Chief Facilities Planning and Construction Officer Lee Dulgeroff; Principal Hans Becker and Principal Scott Irwin.

INTERVIEWS: The speakers will be available for interviews.

PROJECT INFO: Construction began on the renovation project during the summer and was completed in September. The project included replacing the existing natural grass baseball field with synthetic turf and reconstructing the bull-pen areas, installing a new centerfield fence with access gates and wind screen, utility upgrades and field logos. A brown turf strip was installed along the outside of the baseball field, so the middle school students have a designated running track for PE classes.

The total construction costs were $1,521,204. The funding source was Proposition Z, San Diego Unified's
bond measure that was passed by San Diego voters in 2012 to renovate, repair and revitalize district schools.

For more details on phase one and the proposed phase two of the baseball field improvements, please visit the following website (scroll down to "Project Schedules").

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail:

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