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Covington Catholic celebrates the completion of the Dennis Griffin Stadium with Aug.18, dedication

Covington Catholic High School will celebrate its newly completed Dennis Griffin Stadium on Friday, August 18th, with a dedication at 5:00 pm, followed by the varsity home football game which kicks off at 7:30 pm.

The $2.6 Million stadium renovation project has provided new stands, a new pressbox, a new turf field (partially funded by a $200,000 NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant) and permanent lighting to enable evening events in the stadium, a first in CovCath’s 92-year history.

The stadium represents a significant part of an overall $7.6 Million scope “Bright Minds…Bright Future: A Blueprint for Success” capital campaign (Phase I). It also includes the Yung Family Tennis Complex, completed and dedicated in the spring of 2016, as well as construction of a new academic building to house the STEM program, drama and music classes, and provide a new 200-person class room auditorium. A south campus building addition with many benefits including flexible expansion of the cafeteria space as a “student center” and for various gatherings is also part of the campaign.

Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, will attend the Dedication Ceremony. Donors, community supporters, construction contractors, school officials, and students are welcome to attend the ceremony.

The game later that evening will be broadcast on ESPN 1530 and FOXSports 1360, and will be the WCPO Channel 9 Game of the Week as part of the U.S. Marines Battle of the Gridiron Series. Other fun festivities will occur throughout the evening. Sponsors include The Kenny and Brian Williams Fund and Robert Ehmet Hayes & Associates.

The campaign reached its Phase I goal of $7.6 Million by June 30th, 2016. The Diocese of Covington reviewed and approved the project to begin initial steps of construction, starting with the stadium renovations, and followed by the construction of the new academic wing and south campus building additions.

Phase II of the overall campus master plan will include gymnasium renovations and a new multipurpose gymnasium, requiring an additional $2.8 million.

More information on the Covington Catholic “Bright Minds…Bright Future” Capital Campaign is available at covcath.org/capitalgift, or call the Advancement Office at 859-448-2247.

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