Green Phone

The Green Phone was created so the fans could voice their
opinions. Give us a call and let us know what’s on your mind.
The Green Phone was created so the fans could voice their opinions. Give us a call and let us know what’s on your mind.

CALLER 1: Hi, I’m calling about a beef. I have an issue with the Gilroy High School football. The poor freshman team has won every game, has yet to be scored on. They win every game 42-0, 54-0, 36-0 and all they get in the newspaper is “The freshman team remained undefeated.” One sentence. While everybody else is losing, the freshman team is winning by tons and it would be nice if they got a little more recognition. I just think that would be nice to get them a little more publicity. Thanks, bye.

GREEN PHONE: Thanks, Caller 1. If you direct your attention to the left of this column, hopefully you’ll find what you’re looking for.

CALLER 2: I have a question. I’m kind of curious. Now that the city has nothing to do with the Gavilan sports park, how are the plans coming along for the softball field scoreboard and the $50,000 dollars that the athletic director said he was going to spend on the renovation of the field? Just curious because winter’s coming on and hopefully they’ve been planning. So I’d like to know. Thank you.

GREEN PHONE: Thanks, Caller 2. The Green Phone checked in with Gavilan to see what’s going on. According to Gavilan director of public information Jan Bernstein-Chargin, the school is in the preliminary stages of planning an upgrade project for the entire Gavilan sports complex. This project will make improvements to the entire area that Gavilan formerly ran jointly with the City of Gilroy until this past August. The softball field improvements outlined in the project include an outfield fence and scoreboard, among others.

When exactly the improvements will be completed is still up in the air.

“Hopefully, we’ll be able to present a plan to the Board of Trustees by December,” Bernstein-Chargin said. She added that the upgrade project will not be funded by Measure E, but with private funds.

Preliminary discussions about private funding options have already taken place, Bernstein-Chargin said.

The Dispatch will be sure to report more details as they develop, Caller.

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