Lights on Bacon Academy football field
By Kevin Hotary - Staff Writer
Colchester - posted Wed., Nov. 2, 2011
There was a special presentation made before the Bacon Academy football team hosted Woodstock Academy last Friday, Oct. 28. Adam L. Schwartz, co-president of S & S Worldwide, the Colchester-based arts and crafts, educational and sports equipment supplier, presented the school athletic department with a check for $10,000 to help pay for the installation of permanent lighting at the football field.
Last May, Schwartz was approached by the Friends of Bacon Academy Football and the team’s coach, Duane Maranda, about the need for funds; specifically, funds for permanent lighting to replace the current rented lighting units.
“They made a very detailed presentation to us,” said Schwartz, outlining not only the benefits to the football team, but to the larger school community. The plan, said Schwartz, “appealed to my business sense,” and so he challenged the group, matching dollar for dollar whatever they could raise, up to $10,000.
“They did a lot from May to now,” said Schwartz.
Shown in the photograph accepting the check from Schwartz are (from left) Bacon Academy athletic director Kevin Burke, Colchester First Selectman Greg Shuster, Board of Education Chairman Ronald Goldstein, Superintendent of Schools Karen Loiselle, Adam L. Schwartz, Friends of Football president Ed McMahon, football coach Duane Maranda and Friends of Football vice president Lynette Dimock.