The Minisink Valley School District will officially name the high school’s varsity soccer field as “The Coach Sean T. Cunningham Soccer Pitch” on Tuesday, Aug 22 in a 4 p.m. ceremony that will take place at the soccer field.
The community is invited to attend and encouraged to wear green attire in his memory.
The field’s dedication will take place during the start of the team’s pre-season training work and prior to the team’s first home game on Aug. 30.
“We’re proud to honor Coach Cunningham and recognize his very important legacy at Minisink Valley,” Superintendent Brian Monahan said. “And, as promised, his beloved shamrocks are included in this recognition.”
The Board of Education unanimously approved the naming of the high school’s varsity soccer field as “The Coach Sean T. Cunningham Soccer Pitch” at its March 30 meeting. The Board noted this was a fitting and everlasting tribute to Coach Cunningham, who passed away in early March, and gave 50 years of dedicated service to the community as a teacher, coach, mentor, role model, friend, therapist and father-figure.
The dedication rain date will be Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m.