Rally for the Valley

Are you ready to Rally for the Valley? Click below to make an online donation to our Capital Campaign, or see the "How You Can Help" button below for other ways to contribute to the campaign. Thank you! 

Important Update on Project Status:
The Perkiomen Valley School District Board of Directors took a significant step toward improving its athletic fields for students and the community by awarding a contract to FieldTurf USA to install synthetic turf at Thomas J. Keenan Stadium and resurface the track. 

The contract was awarded at the June 29th Board meeting, meaning construction can begin this summer on the field improvements. The total cost of the project will be $1.9M and it will be paid for using money from a bond that was purchased earlier this year. The Board has also agreed to review plans to install synthetic turf at the varsity high school baseball field during the July 6th work session. 

While initially both projects were being considered for completion this summer, the Board has been concerned about the potential negative impact of the pandemic on the district's budget and has been carefully evaluating all expenditures. The baseball field project is anticipated to cost approximately $1.2M and would be paid for using funds that have already been reserved for capital projects. Installing turf at this location would allow the field to become multi-purpose in use as a space for field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball teams to practice/play. 

The initiative to improve the district’s athletic fields has been ongoing for more than a year, after a facilities review found Perkiomen Valley’s facilities to be overused and in need of renovation. Along with the installation of turf, the school district has been working with ELA Sports to determine what other upgrades should be made while construction is taking place. Some of those upgrades could include new lighting at both fields, installing mid-aisle hand rails and upgrading the press box at the football stadium, updating scoreboards at both fields, installing a paver patio at the football stadium, and installing wifi at the football stadium. These additional items, if approved by the Board, could be paid for through a combination of bond funds, capital reserves, and money raised through the “Rally for the Valley” capital campaign. It will be up to the Board to decide in coming months what work is done and how it will be financed.
A campaign to improve student experiences and level the playing field

Football games. Marching band competitions. Athletic contests. Hall of Fame celebrations. PV Olympics. Graduation. These are just a few of the events we hold each year at Thomas J. Keenan Stadium. It’s a place that is about so much more than athletic events and competition - it is a place where our community gathers regularly to celebrate student and community successes and the things that make Perkiomen Valley a special place to live, learn and work. 

Built in 1994, Thomas J. Keenan Stadium is in need of a major renovation after years of use by the school district and community. It is time for us to rally for the Valley and renovate our stadium and other athletic fields so that they can serve future generations of Vikings for years to come. Please take a look at the work being proposed and consider how you can rally to ensure that our Valley is a place for the community to come together well into the future.

Capital Campaign Steering Committee

Sean Berk
Kelly Bernardyn
Jon Chesshire
Bryan Churchey
Matthew Dorr
Sarah Evans-Brockett
Ken Fulmer
Dr. Gene Halus
Andrew Hanlon
Cynthia Hickey
Amy Hurd
Larry Glanski
Jessica Lester
Tom Molnar
Dr. Cyndi Moss
Beth Negro
Allison Petersen
Dr. Barbara Russell
Jeff Schweitzer
Lori Smith
Diane Staples
Kathleen Stengel
Anthony Wallace
Jim Weaver
Jeff Wuerstle