On Wednesday, November 4, The John Carroll School hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off construction of a brand new baseball facility to be named Alumni Field at Kutcher Foundation Stadium.
This project was made possible through a generous grant – the largest in the history of the school – from the Kutcher Foundation, a Harford County-based private operating foundation. The Kutcher Foundation funding will support creative learning spaces both on and off the field, with unique programs and educational experiences in the fields of computer science, data analytics, and sports journalism. The centerpieces for these initiatives will include a state-of-the-art Innovation Center and a collegiate-caliber baseball facility that will serve as real-world laboratories for innovative curricula in STEAM, data science, and media studies. Initial renovations are already complete for the Innovation Center, and work will begin soon on the new baseball facility which should be ready for play this spring. The field is a synthetic surface and will include new dugouts and fencing. The design calls for a removable mound and adjustable bases to support use by the school’s softball team as well as baseball. Future phases will include equipping the facility with sports analytics and broadcasting equipment to help launch innovative educational classes to prepare students for modern careers in media, math, and science.
The John Carroll School President Steve DiBiagio says, “The Kutchers and the Kutcher Foundation have given John Carroll and its students an opportunity of a lifetime. We are beyond grateful for their generosity, their kindness, and their strong faith in the future of our young people.”
Click the image below to see time-lapse footage showing progress to date on the new field!