Building Red Raider Athletic Pride
By Chad Garner
Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise
FITCHBURG -- There’s great pride and tradition when it comes to Fitchburg High School athletics.
The FHS Student Athlete Leadership Council is hoping to continue to spark that pride with elementary and middle-school students by conducting the third annual “Fitchburg Sports Fair” at the Doug Grutchfield Field House on Thursday at 6 p.m.
“The reason we are conducting this sports fair is to create a sense of Raider Pride within our community,” FHS senior and Student Athlete Leadership President Emerson Scott said, “and try to get the youth involved not only in athletics but in Fitchburg athletics, where pride and grit run deep.”
Individual sports stations will be set up throughout the Field House, where these young Fitchburg students can test out any sport that peaks their interest and is offered at the high school.
The sports offered are football, baseball, field hockey, cross country, soccer, lacrosse, indoor track, outdoor track, golf, ice hockey, swimming, softball, volleyball, basketball, tennis and wrestling.
“Each station will be manned by a group of Red Raider student-athletes,” Fitchburg Athletic Director Ray Cosenza said. “Participants can spend as much or as little time at each station as they would like.”
Admission is free, and refreshments and snacks will be available for all in attendance. Raffle tickets will be given out at each station for a chance to win prizes.
“It is a great opportunity of our elementary school and middle-school students to come to the high school and enjoy an evening of sports,” Cosenza said. “It is also a great chance for our aspiring Red Raider athletes to see our indoor facility and work out with our current student-athletes.”
Information on Fitchburg youth sports and recreational leagues will also be available.