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 Volume X Issue II Fall - 2006 

"Sidney Alumni Field"
Dedicated During SCS Homecoming Weekend Celebration

"Tonight we dedicate "Sidney Alumni Field" in honor of all those students who have passed through the halls of Sidney Central School and to those to come." Those words spoken on September 29, 2006 marked the cuhnination of a dream of the SCSAA Board of Directors and the alumni community.

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In November of 2004, the SCS Board of F,ducation approved the Association's request that the athletic field that hosts football, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls track and field be named Sidney Alumni Field. With the creation of the SCSAA's Sports Hall of Fame the year before, we had the means to fund the illuminated sign for the field.

The Sports Hall of Fame honors past athletes for their accomplishments while at Sidney and the coaches for their team accomplishments and selfless sacrifices over many years to student - athletes who wore the maroon and white. It's induction ceremony, held during Thanksgiving weekend, also serves as a fund raiser, the goal of which is to provide the Athletic Department at Sidney with much needed equipment which can benefit all sports.

This year, the money raised was used for the new sign which is mounted atop the score board. As you will note in the picture, the old Warrior head logo is on one side and the block S is on the other side of the game clock, honoring the traditions of the past and the positive outlook for future teams.

The dedication, hold during the half time of the football game, was attended by Mayor Jim Warren and other town dignitaries, members of the board of education, superintendent, Sandra Cooper, SCSAA - board members, many alumni, faculty, students, parents and friends.

After remarks by SCSAA President Terry Dermody, the countdown began, the sign was illuminated and Greg Davie and the High School band led everyone ie the singing of the Alma Mater. As Alumni stood to sing they were reminded that the field was dedicated to them! It was truly a special moment as the words to the old song rose from the field on the hill out over the chilly fall air. The football team went on to win the game with Greene, adding to an already perfect night. After the game, alumni gathered to spend some time together at the newly reopened American Legion.

On Saturday, 60 golfers played in an Alumni Golf Outing at the Sidney Golf and Country Club. Because of the success of this tournament the Association was able to fund the yearly scholarships given at graduation. The cancellation of Alumni Weekend and the annual Alumni Golf Tournament resulted in the necessary funds not being raised in July.

During the weekend, alumni donated $1200 for flood relief in Sidney. A check for this amount was presented to the Sidney United Way at the SCSAA October Board meeting.