Staples Girls softball team does not have enough fields to have the varsity team play at Staples. Because of this many of the girls have to travel to Greens Farms Elementary School to practice. Captain Heather Rostoff ’12 stresses the need for a new field. “Currently, Varsity plays at Greens Farms Elementary school, which is a total inconvenience for both players and fans,” Rostoff said.
In an effort to combat this, a new organization has been created called, “Got Field?” It is a community project to raise money to build the Softball team this new field. In an effort to raise money “Got Field?” held an event on March 23. It was a wine tasting and silent auction at the Beach Gallery and Cafe Wine Bar in Norwalk.
This event was a huge success. After only about a month of fundraising the “Got Field? Organization” is already more than half way to their goal of $75,000. Emma Moskovitz ’14 who is in charge of the fundraising praises the community for their contributions. “We were really impressed by the turn out and had supporters from little league all the way to people with children who had already graduated from the Staples Softball Program,” Moskovitz said.
They are hoping that with a little more fundraising and support and donations from the community, that by the beginning of next year the team will have raised enough money to finally get their own varsity field.
“Hopefully we will be able to close the gap and start construction this summer! Our next event will coincide with Senior Night and will focus on increasing interactions between little league and high school players since the project will benefit the entire community,” Moskovitz said.