U.S. Grant High School Groundbreaking

May 13, 2020

It’s a great day in the Fields & Futures camp when bulldozers are moving, dirt is turning and new fieldwork begins! It means another OKCPS high school campus will soon be transformed, creating new opportunities for OKCPS students to play on beautiful new fields and enjoy the sports they love.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Fields & Futures was joined by a small group of supporters to celebrate the next chapter of U.S. Grant High School softball. Weather permitting, in just a matter of months, the existing grass field will be replaced with a beautiful synthetic turf field!

Upon completion of the softball field, we’ll move to the baseball field and do it all again!

You can follow our progress on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @FieldsFutures.

Special thanks to OKCPS district leadership and U.S. Grant principal Greg Frederick for all they do to give OKCPS students every opportunity possible to learn big, play big, and go big!

So many people and organizations make these field projects possible.

Special thanks to:

  • Cimarron Construction
  • United Turf & Track
  • MA+ Architecture
  • Wes Welker Foundation
  • Group1001
  • McLaughlin Family Foundation
  • Lopez Foods
  • Inasmuch Foundation
  • Jenny and Dr. David Chansolme
  • E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Sarkeys Foundation
  • Devon Energy
  • Gulfport Energy

Pictured in these photos:

  • OKCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel
  • OKCPS Athletic Director Todd Dilbeck
  • OKCPS Associate Athletic Director Michael McDaniel
  • OKCPS Board Member Gloria Torres
  • U.S. Grant Principal Greg Frederick
  • Fields & Futures Founders Liz & Tim McLaughlin
  • Wes Welker Foundation Board Chairman Andy Bogert
  • Oklahoma State Representative Mickey Dollens
  • Lopez Foods President John Patrick Lopez
  • Lopez Foods VP/Sales Dave Lopez
  • Lopez Foods VP/Controller Stephanie Heiden


OCU Stars Mile Night ft. The Simon Greiner Elite Mile

The inaugural OCU Stars Mile Night got off to a perfect start with more than 150 runners from OKCPS and around the state participating in 12 heats. The night was anchored by the Simon Greiner Elite Mile men's and women's races with OCU's Shimales Abebe clocking a 4:07, the fastest time in Oklahoma this year.

April Is Running Month in OKC

With a full slate of running events stacked up throughout the past month, April could be called Running Month here in OKC. And thanks to the Simon Greiner Track & Field Program, we left our footprints all over it!

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