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Ewing employees bring back football to Dallas school

April 23, 2014  - By

More than 350 Ewing Irrigation employees and partners renovated St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School’s campus irrigation system and built a football field, community garden and outdoor entertainment area as a part of Ewing’s second annual PRIDE Project on April 15 in Dallas.

Water efficiency, sustainability, education and safety were the focus of the PRIDE Project, a way the company gives back to the community.

Ewing selected the school as this year’s recipient because it didn’t have the resources to construct a safe field for the students to play on.

“As part of our community outreach efforts, we select a project in a community with a need for what we can provide,” says Warren Gorowitz, Ewing’s vice president of sustainability. “St. Philip showed an enthusiasm for our interest in the project from the beginning, and everyone from the school we came into contact with had a great appreciation for the things we were doing.”

The four projects involved months of planning by Ewing’s North Texas team and its partners Landscapes Unlimited, Mesa Verde Landscape, Precision Pavers and Environs Group.

The school’s coach and physical education teacher, George West, hopes to bring football back to the community.

Ewing repaired the multi-purpose athletic field, installing an 8-zone irrigation system with central control. Other improvements included new sod, repainted bleachers and field, and the addition of tackling dummies and a snack bar.

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