Carter Associates Participate in Dedication of The Lovett School’s New Multipurpose Sports Field, Bill Railey Field

By Mary Kathryn Kennon, marketing coordinator, Carter

ATLANTA (Oct. 25, 2011) – On Friday night the air buzzed with excitement as The Lovett School kicked off homecoming weekend with the dedication of its new synthetic turf field named in honor of the school’s former football coach, Bill Railey. Carter served as the project manager for the multipurpose field designed for P.E. classes in addition to football, lacrosse and soccer games.

Carter President Scott Taylor and Peregrine Investment Advisors’ John O. Knox Jr., both Lovett graduates and former Lovett football players, spearheaded the fundraising effort for the project. As a result, the $2 million project was funded entirely by donations from former Lovett football players and friends.

During the dedication ceremony, Taylor described Railey as “inspiring, fun, competitive, concerned and caring.” Railey coached at Lovett for 30 years and is the school’s longest-serving football coach. As head coach from 1982 to 2004, he led the Lions to 200 wins. However, according to Taylor, Railey’s true legacy is he “touched thousands of lives” as a teacher, coach and mentor.

Carter Vice President Tom Lawrence served as project manager for the multipurpose field. The bleachers hold nearly 1,000 fans, and the new field even has an irrigation system to cool and clean the field. The total project area covers more than three acres.

Check out pictures below from Friday’s dedication ceremony. 

Below from left: John O. Knox Jr., Bill Railey, Scott Taylor

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