|A Stuart football game. [Turf Stuart photo]|
The JEB Stuart High School Athletic Boosters Club is reaching out to the broader community to help raise funds for artificial turf football and baseball fields. Turf fields cost more than $1 million to install but cost less to maintain than grass fields and are more durable in rainy weather.
The new field can be installed in summer 2015, but Fairfax County Public Schools and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are requiring the Stuart to contribute $100,000 to the cost – $50,000 by the end of this month and $50,000 by the end of January. The campaign has raised $45,000 so far.