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SPORTS COMPLEX A WIN-WIN

Unique Partnership Leads To The Creation Of A New Sports Complex At Wellington High School

BY MIKE MAY

A unique sports partnership is on full display on the campus of Wellington High School. Thanks to a special agreement between the Village of Wellington, the Palm Beach County School District and Wellington High School, the sports facilities at WHS have been improved, upgraded and enhanced. While the immediate beneficiaries will be the athletic department and the student-athletes at the high school, the residents of Wellington get free access 18

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to these new facilities as well when the many Wolverine teams are not playing or practicing. For this new sports complex to become a reality, the Palm Beach County School District provided the land and the Village of Wellington paid for the facility to be built. The price tag was $12 million. In order for the village to spend public funds on the WHS campus, the school district had to agree to share the facilities with the general public. It be-

came a win-win for all parties involved. In June, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility took place, which officially opened the multi-use sports complex to the general public and to the Wolverines’ athletic program. The first phase of the new sports complex was completed last summer when the new synthetic turf football field opened at WHS. The Wolverines’ football team, soccer teams and lacrosse teams used the field for home games

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