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Volunteers help with big tasks

Maintaining our campus, especially our athletic facilities, takes more than our paid staff. The Monday Night Crew, a group of retired alumni and former parents, help maintain our grounds. Another group provides expert electrical help, mainly Dennis Ettel ’74 of RKR and the Combs family of Combs Heating & Air, which until his recent passing included Leonard “Sonny” Combs (Hon. ’05) as well as his sons Brian Combs ’76 and Richard Combs ’77

Ettel, Brian Combs, and Richard Combs along with Athletic Director Mickey Golembeski were riding lifts 85 feet high into the air just days after Sonny’s funeral to replace the light bulbs and resolve electrical issues on the football/soccer field. Former Boys Soccer coach Adam Giovenco helped secure the rental of the lift from Sunbelt Rentals. Members of the football and soccer teams, coaches, and parents helped unload the new bulbs and “provide support on the ground,” Mr. Golembeski said. 

“They were instrumental in the laborious task of protecting the track with heavy 3/4-inch thick plywood sheets, moving them along the path of the heavy 85-foot lift,” he said.

The electrical crew also is installing lights on the new light poles at the tennis courts and softball field. The poles for those lights were purchased with the lead of parent Charlie Galligan ’88, who owns Elite Excavating and found them at an auction of materials from the former Jeff Boat. Galligan also led their installation.

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