DOMINICAN COLLEGE TURF FIELD CAMPAIGN

Did You Know?

A synthetic turf surface at Dominican College is the best solution that offers our students, athletes and community what is needed most in a playing surface:

Increased Playability

Northeast weather, especially in years with an excessive amount of snow or rain, can make natural grass fields unusable for many months.  Turf fields can be used even in the typically wet months of early spring and late fall.

Lower Maintenance Costs

Synthetic turf fields need minimal maintenance, saving fuel and labor costs for Dominican College.

Pesticide & Fertilizer Free Maintenance

Artificial turf does not require treatment with pesticides and fertilizers.

Fewer injuries

Turf will provide a safer playing surface, which will reduce the number and severity of injuries

Discourages Wild Animal Congregation

We have a serious problem with geese congregating on our natural grass fields.  Geese will not eat synthetic turf therefore our fields will be free from the nuisance and pollutants from geese and other wild animals.

Saves Water

Natural grass requires thousands of gallons of water weekly.  Turf only needs watering in extremely hot temperatures.

LOCATION

AMOUNT

NUMBER AVAILABLE

Scoreboard 

Stands

Team Benches 

Press Box 

Goals 

Corner Kick area (on turf)

Mid– Field (on turf) 

Flags with Logo 

Light Tower 

Flag Pole 

Retaining Wall 

Walkway Bricks

Company 

Individual

$100,000

$10,000

$15,000

$25,000

$10,000

$15,000

$25,000

$10,000

$5,000

$5,000



$1,000

$500

Reserved 

7 Rows 

2 Benches 

1 Box 

2 Goals 

2 Corners 

2 Upper & Lower 

10 Poles 

4 Towers 

2 Flag Poles 



Open 

Open

WHY TURF?

  • All season, all weather access
  • Durability
  • Multi-sport playability
  • High-impact safety

With our high demand for use and adverse weather, no natural grass field will meet these needs. Most of all the colleges we compete against now have synthetic turf fields because of their inherent benefits.

Synthetic turf offers numerous benefits including:

Since Soccer and Lacrosse became team sports at Dominican College, both our men and women have played on the natural turf field adjacent to Forkel Hall.  This field over the years, while meticulously maintained by the College, has had issues over the years with drainage, and leveling creating poor playing conditions at times.  The issues have also become one of safety for our Dominican College athletes and that of visiting players. The College has decided that rather than repairing the existing natural grass field, that a new synthetic turf field would be built which would provide a state of the art playing surface, additional safety for all athletes, lighting and a field in which the community could use as well. The total cost for the turf field will be $2,700,000 and will be raised through private and public funding.

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Will not compact over time, thereby giving our athletes firm support and shock absorption for the lifespan of the field.
  • Has 75% less fly out (infill migration during play) than crumb rubber, meaning it will not stick to athlete’s skin or clothing.
  • Maintains a cooler surface, up to 25% cooler than traditional crumb rubber.
  • Is environmentally friendly, with no leaching of (loss of) the coating.

We take the health and safety of our athletes and our students very seriously.

For that reason, the College did extensive research to determine the best playing surface for the Turf Field.  Many options were explored, including natural grass. Synthetic turf from Sporturf ( Powerhouse 46Z) with a Silica sand SBR Rubber infill has been chosen as the best and safest option for the Turf Field.

Synthetic turf from Sporturf

FIELD NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

The new Turf field will allow for a number of naming opportunities, to recognize the commitment and generosity  of our community.  We invite you to consider the following permanent naming options that will be an integral part of the Turf Field.

DONATE

STRIKER LEVEL

$100,000 and above

DONATE

MIDDLE FIELDERS LEVEL

$50,000 to $99,999

DONATE

CAPTAINS LEVEL

$25,000 to $49,999

DONATE

DEFENDERS LEVEL

$10,000 to $24,999

DONATE

GOALIE LEVEL

$5,000 to $9,999

DONATE

MVP LEVEL

$2,500 to $4,999

DONATE

CHARGERS LEVEL

$1,000 to $2,499

DONATE

COACHES LEVEL

$250 to $999

DONATE

BLACK & RED LEVEL

Up to $250

DONATE TO DIRT 2 TURF

Your donation helps us give our students, athletes and the community a playing surface which has all season and all weather accessibility; durability; multi-sport playability; and high-impact safety. We are sincerely grateful for gifts of all sizes and we will recognize donors on our Donor Wall by the following designations.

Buy a Brick!

BUY A BRICK & LEAVE A LEGACY

Leaving a Legacy  is a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to take part in the dirt 2 turf campaign for the Turf Field. Help Dominican College make history while leaving your own family or company history as a member of the dirt 2 turf campaign. With the purchase of a brick you can honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate a milestone, thank a professor or coach or have your company be a part of the Turf Field.  Alumni can show their Charger Pride and leave their legacy forever.  The walkway will be created from the bricks you purchase and will be seen for years to come be everyone who enters the field.

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Let’s make the dirt 2 turf campaign a success!

The time has come to upgrade our existing facilities that house our men’s and women's Soccer and Lacrosse teams.  The campaign, “dirt 2 turf”, will bring a state of the art synthetic turf field to the College.  The new turf field will be used during all the seasons and in the evening as well, with lighting that will allow evening practices and games. The community will also be able to use the new turf field.

The College is limited by the season and weather with its current field.

No evening practices and games can be held at the current field.

Games are often held off campus due to the condition of the field.

ALUMNI & COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Coach Joe Clinton, Athletic Director 

Soccer Coach and alumni Colin Hodge and Lacross Coach Dan Steigert.

  Bruno Garcia, soccer,  and Kevin Mayer, lacrosse.

Jim Toolen and  Michael McLaughlin.

CONTACT US

For more information about this project, please contact Sal Pennino, Senior Advancement Officer, at sal.pennino@dc.edu or 845-848-7409.

CONTACT SAL

You may also contact members of the dirt 2 turf  committee:

John Burke, VP Student Development

john.burke@dc.edu

Joe Clinton, Athletic Director

joe.clinton@dc.edu

Mary McHugh 89’, Alumni Director

mary.mchugh@dc.edu

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