Letter: Thanks for Curley Field support

April 25, 2014
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We asked. And you gave!

The Curley K-8 School Playing Field Committee gratefully announces that we have reached our goal! What started as a dream—raise enough funds in one year to transform a 14,000-square-foot, broken-up, unsafe asphalt lot into a safe, outdoor playing field and running track for our 850-plus students—has become reality. We are thrilled to announce that—thanks to all of you: our generous friends, neighbors, City leaders and community partners—this project is officially being put out to bid through the Boston Public Schools facilities department.

We want to thank everyone who supported us in this effort. We made a final push for the funds at the start of the year. We are humbled by the amount of donations, large and small, that have come pouring in. This is truly a community effort. We took our appeal to the streets; in the JP Gazette; in neighborhood and businesses association meetings; through appeals hosted by area businesses; and through conversations with friends and neighbors. And you heard us and you responded. By contributing to this project, you are a part of a lasting legacy for our Curley students now—and into the future!

Stay tuned for the groundbreaking at the start of summer, with a ribbon-cutting in September.

Thank you, on behalf of the Curley Playing Field Committee.

Kieran Fitzgibbon

Curley Playing Field Committee

Jamaica Plain

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