The Sag Harbor School District will cut the ribbon on its new natural grass athletic field and the varsity girls soccer team will play the first game on it during Pierson Middle-High School’s Homecoming festivities, planned for this Friday and Saturday.
“The Friday highlight will be a 4:15 ribbon cutting ceremony to thank the entire community for the completion of this amazing project. It’s gorgeous,” Sag Harbor Athletic Director Eric Bramoff said in an interview. “It’s one of the few pieces of the bond project the community can actually see. I think they’ll be very happy with what they see.”
Homecoming will kick off with a pep rally during the academic support period on Friday, followed by a 3:30 p.m. girls volleyball game against Shelter Island in the gym. Mr. Bramoff said “a special surprise” is in store for the volleyball team. The girls soccer game will be at 4:30 p.m. against defending state champion Port Jefferson. The girls soccer team returned to Pierson this year after spending last season as a shared program with East Hampton, so it is a true homecoming for the team.
“I think it’s really special for the girls to be able to play the first game on the field,” Mr. Bramoff said.
The Friday festivities will continue with a PTSA-sponsored carnival at Pierson starting at 6:30 p.m. and a lip-synch contest at 7:50 p.m. On Saturday, the traditional Homecoming parade will make its way down Main Street to Mashashimuet Park starting at 9 a.m., followed by the class skits at 10 a.m. Athletic contests that day include field hockey at the park at noon, an alumni soccer game at Pierson at 3 and a boys soccer game at Pierson at 4:30. Youth sports clinics will also take place starting at 2:30 at Pierson on Saturday.
Mr. Bramoff thanked the parent, staff and student volunteers from the PTSA for their help.
“I think we’re going to put on an awesome weekend for students, obviously, but also for parents, alumni and staff,” he said. “It’s not really a celebration of sports, it’s a celebration of us as a community.”