Before the Hillgrove Hawks officially take the field in Friday’s season opener, supporters of the high school will commemorate the latest addition to the stadium.
School officials at 7 p.m. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cobb Energy Hillgrove High School Stadium’s newly constructed visitor stands.
The stands were a priority for the Hillgrove Foundation, a nonprofit formed three years ago to support the high school. Foundation efforts such as 2011’s “Trample the Turf” event helped raise money to construct the stands. Officials say the stands will bring a new look and feel to all of Hillgrove’s home sporting events.
“The new visitors stands in the football stadium are a great example of what the Foundation can accomplish with the support of our community,” Hillgrove Foundation President Chris Wizner said in a news release. “I would like to thank the many members of the Hillgrove family and our Community Partners who helped make this project possible. We look forward to working together on future projects to benefit the Hillgrove community.”
Occupying the visitors stands for the first time will be the supporters of Westlake High out of Atlanta. The Lions take on the hometown Hawks at 7:30 p.m.