Graham-Sobota Field Unveiled

Diane Graham Sobota, along with her sons Michael (left) and Ed, unveiled the new field marker for Graham-Sobota Field on October 9, 2015
Diane Graham Sobota, along with her sons Michael (left) and Ed, unveiled the new field marker for Graham-Sobota Field on October 9, 2015

GLPIEF and the Greater Latrobe School District dedicates the all-purpose Graham-Sobota Field by the Greater Latrobe Junior High School.

The field is used daily by Junior High students in physical education classes. It includes softball and baseball fields, pitching and batting/golf driving cages as well as a larger field area that allows for football, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey practices.  The Graham-Sobota Field was designed to accommodate as many field sports as possible and can host several teams of student athletes at once.

The GLPIEF and GLSD are grateful to Diane Graham Sobota, class of 1963, for her generosity and leadership to the A+ Campaign.  GLPIEF and GLSD are pleased to name this facility in honor of her and in memory of her late father, Clarence P. Graham, and her late husband, Edward F. Sobota.  On October 9, 2015 a new scoreboard and a pillar with bronze plaque were unveiled near the field.

The A+ Campaign is a major, comprehensive capital campaign seeking philanthropic support for the 3 A’s: Academics, Athletics & Arts.  This campaign has pledged equal financial support in each of the three A’s.  GLPIEF believes these projects are improving the lives of students, faculty and ultimately benefit the Greater Latrobe community.  The Academics goal is to create GLOBAL classrooms throughout the School District and continue to update technology in the classroom.  The Athletics goal assisted with the development of the facilities on the junior/senior high campus to promote health & wellness for students and the Greater Latrobe community.  The Arts goal allowed for a Junior High School Renovation to build an Arts Corridor and improve building security.

The Foundation’s mission is to ensure the highest level of educational innovation by supporting GLSD students and staff with community involvement in a partnership of lifetime learning through philanthropic and volunteer opportunities.   The GLPIEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.  To learn more contact Jessica Golden, Director of Development, at 724-539-4220.

2 Comments

  1. Ron & Jane McKenzie says:

    What a wonderful tribute to Two great Families!

  2. Lance Schnupp says:

    “The Graham-Sobota Field is a great tribute to the Graham-Sobota family who have graciously contributed time and treasure toward the realization of this field”. The many benefits of this achievement will surely be evident with the successes of students for
    present and future generations.

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