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THE END IS IN SIGHT...                   LET'S GET THIS DONE!



Summit's Turf Field - Safer, Better, Faster

Summit High School is fortunate to have some of the best facilities available in the world today. Summit Field is the only synthetic surface on the East side of the Cascade mountains in Oregon. The field has superior safety and performance features which benefit not only Summit students, but the entire Bend community. We need your help to finish paying off the field so we can move into the future. Below is a brief list of some of the advantages to this surface.


An independent, five-year safety study of competitive high school football showed that when compared to natural grass the FieldTurf system leads to:

  • 55% Fewer Neural Injuries
  • 47% Fewer Cranial / Cervical Injuries
  • 38% Fewer 3rd Degree Injuries
  • 45% Less Time Lost to Long-Term Injuries (Lasting 22+ Days)
  • 35% Less Time Lost to Short-Term Injuries (Lasting 1-2 Days)


This is how FieldTurf provides the best value:

 Natural Grass   Field Turf              
 Base preperation:  $150,000  $320,000              
 Materials:  $2.75 per sq. ft. = $220,000  $4.75 per sq. ft. = $380,000
 Maintenance:  $20,000 x 10 years =  $200,000   $5,000 x 10 years =  $50,000
 Total:  $570,000  $750,000
 Scheduling Possibilities:   25 hours x 25 weeks x 10  years  = 6,250 hours  68 hours x 44 weeks x 10  years = 29,920 hours
 Avg. Cost Per Hour of
 $91.20  $25.07


In 2005 a 100 year storm triggered massive sinkholes and destroyed Summit High's field. After much research a decision was made to turn a negative situation into a positive one. Artificial turf was put in with generous pledges from members of our community. The field has benefited our student athletes and our community as well. Now we need your help. Due to the downturn in the economy many of the original pledges were not met. We've been left with a gap in paying down the debt on the field and setting it up for years to come. Please consider making a donation to ensure our community continues to have the best and safest surface available today.


Many projects and enhancements to our facilities have been put on hold until this field and track are debt free. Help our school break free of this debt so we can all move forward with our school's future and the future of our students.

Fundraising:  The 2014 "Finish the Field" Campaign

Summit's founding families gave BIG to make this world class field and track possible.
Now here's our opportunity to be a "Finisher" and finish the job.  Let's get this done!

The Booster Club has pledged to match $10,000 for every $20,000 raised capped at $50,000.
If 100 Summit families give $1,000 - we'll be done!
If 1,000 Summit families give $100 - we'll be done!
The end is in sight, be a "Finisher", we can do this, give what you can and let's get this done!

Be a "Field Finisher" by making a tax-deductible, charitable donation today!

"Field Finishers" will receive recognition in the Summit Yearbook, Newsletter and on a "Thank You - Finishers" Stadium Sign.
  A completed Donation Form is required to receive the proper recognition for your contribution to this Campaign.

$1000 receives 2 "Field Finisher" Stadium Seats and a turf doormat
$500   receives a "Field Finisher" Stadium Seat
$100   receives a "Field Finisher" T-shirt
(be sure to indicate size on donation form)
Any amount is greatly appreciated!  Thank you!!!

There are 2 ways to donate, online or by mail, both are a 2 step process:
Online: 1) Click on this Online Donation Form to fill out your donor information, then 2) click on the Paypal yellow "Donate" Button below to make your contribution.
Print and Mail: 1) Click on this Print a Donation Form, then 2) complete and mail it with a check made payable to SHS Boosters with Field Finisher on the memo line.
Mail to SHS Boosters, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr., Bend, OR 97701 or drop it off at SHS.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
SHS Booster Federal Tax ID # is 93-1304909.

Want to be a "Finisher" and promote your business!
  Go to the Booster Sponsorship page to check out Sponsor Packages and promotions. 

Click here to contact the campaign coordinator to discuss large donations.  Major donors will be added to the field sign at the entrance to the stadium and other options are negotiable.