Smith Field house NOW OPEN!
TRANSFORMING CAMPUS. ENHANCING ATHLETICS. THE SMITH FIELD HOUSE.
On Friday, October 6, 2017, Trinity-Pawling School faculty, trustees, alumni, students, parents, and friends gathered for the dedication of the new Smith Field House, named after former Headmasters Phillips Smith and Archibald Smith.
With the completion of the first phase, the Smith Field House is now the largest building on campus. The 20,000-square-foot facility houses a gymnasium, two full basketball courts, an additional half court and workout area, locker rooms, a trophy area, and an Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame room that will spotlight awards and school athletic memorabilia. The building not only serves as a state-of-the-art athletic facility, but is also enjoyed daily as a student social center and gathering space.
To view the building of the Smith Field House from start to finish, visit our Flickr album.
We extend a heartfelt thank you to Bill and Marlynn Scully ’57 for their generosity. Their $10 million pledge to the Smith Field House has already raised more than $5 million in matching endowment funds for Trinity-Pawling. Go Scully Challenge! #ROLLPRIDE
One of the new features of the Smith Field House includes the cutting-edge software installed in the fields and courts: Playsight Video and Analytics Technology. Trinity-Pawling is the first prep school in the nation to install PlaySight technology to train smarter and compete stronger—the same technology used by the Golden State Warriors.
Installed in Tirrell Rink—making this the first SmartRink in the country—Coratti Field, Hubbard Gymnasium and Rock Squash Courts, PlaySight’s camera-and-kiosk system allows student-athletes and coaches to immediately review footage during practices and games, and hours later from smartphones and devices. With multiple cameras capturing every angle of movement, athletes can track their fitness and zero in on areas for improvement.
Trinity-Pawling is on the leading edge of student performance and athletic development, and this partnership with PlaySight is further proof of that commitment. Installation of the SmartCourt, SmartField, and SmartRink technology makes Trinity-Pawling one of the first fully-equipped SmartSchools in the country, creating a connected community of athletes, coaches—and 1000’s of fans around the world who can view Pride athletic events.
THE SCULLY CHALLENGE
Marlynn and Bill Scully ’57 committed $10 million to enable the School to build this new athletic facility with the expectation that other members of the T-P community will contribute a matching $10 million to the Trinity-Pawling endowment.
The Scullys have long made Trinity-Pawling a primary focus of their generosity. Grateful to the School that has transformed so many young men’s lives, they have parlayed their appreciation into philanthropic support, creating numerous and meaningful opportunities for today’s students, scholar-athletes, and faculty. Understanding that philanthropic leadership is vital to every school, the Scullys now seek to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
“The idea is to use our gift as leverage to bolster the endowment while at the same time meeting one of the School’s greatest physical plant needs – a new field house.” - Bill and Marlynn Scully ’57
Through the dual nature of their challenge, the Scullys encourage alumni, parents, and friends to reflect on the role of Trinity-Pawling in their lives and hope to inspire the Trinity-Pawling family toward philanthropic leadership at new, substantial levels.
To learn more about how you can participate in the Scully Challenge through a gift to Trinity-Pawling’s endowment, or if you have interest in naming opportunities in the Field House, please contact Regan LaFontaine, Director of Advancement: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-855-4838.