On August 14, 2021 Hillcrest High School held their annual football kick off party.
However, in addition to meeting the players and getting everyone pumped for this season, there were other motives at play.
With two of the three traditional high schools in Bonneville School District 93 boasting their own stadium, Hillcrest has been the odd school out, sharing a stadium with Bonneville High School. While Thunder Stadium has been the background for the Civil War football game between the two schools for almost three decades, parents, players, and coaches felt it was time for a stadium of their own.
Plans have been drawn up and approved to convert the soccer field on the south side of the school along Sunnyside road into the new stadium. Tonight's festivities were held on the field to help people get acquainted with the location.
At the event supporters could buy raffle tickets, food, and other entertainment to help fund the new stadium. There were also commemorative bricks, seats, and benches available for purchase. These commemorative items will be a part of the stadium for years to come, and gave the community a rare opportunity to put their mark on the facility and make it their own.
Entertainment included a live DJ, inflatable toys, a dunk tank, corn hole, and spike ball. Food could be purchased as part of your entry fee or from vendors who came to show their support for the football team.