Pine Lake Preparatory, a K-12 public charter school in Mooresville, N.C., has installed a gray and navy synthetic turf football field manufactured by Shaw Sports Turf. Medallion Athletics completed the installation of the field.
High school and middle school football, boys and girls soccer, and potentially lacrosse in the future will be utilizing the first-ever Shaw Sports Turf home field for Pine Lake.
“This field means everything to our athletic program,” says Chris Terrill, Pine Lake’s head of school. “It is our first field to call our home and it will make the students feel special playing on a Shaw Sports Turf field like NFL and college teams. The gray and navy turf makes our field stand out and shows our Pine Lake pride.”
The Pine Lake gray field is the second unique-colored field that Medallion has partnered with Shaw Sports Turf this year. The first of which was the bright teal turf field in the TD Sports Complex at Coastal Carolina University.
“Pine Lake is one of the most progressive and successful charter schools in the state,” says Todd Penley, Medallion Athletics. “With an extremely aggressive construction schedule on their new athletic venue, it made perfect sense to choose synthetic turf. With so many other positive reference installations of Shaw’s Legion system in the Carolina’s, Pine Lake staff knew exactly what they wanted. The uniqueness of the gray turf will serve as a huge branding tool and will be the focal point of their multi-sport complex.”
The parents of Pine Lake students funded the project.
“This was a great project for us,” says Andrew Barksdale, Shaw Sports Turf territory manager. “The field will be the cornerstone facility in the new athletic complex at Pine Lake Prep. The color will certainly be a conversation starter.”
Pine Lake Preparatory is a K-12 public charter school that was established in 2006, and the current enrollment exceeds 1,700 students.