East stadium Proviso Township High School

Proviso Township High School District 209 officials will dedicate the new Theresa L. Kelly Stadium at Proviso East, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, on Oct. 10, 1 p.m. The stadium dedication is free and open to the public. 

A luncheon at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills, 3500 Midwest Road in Oak Brook, will take place at 3 p.m. that day. Tickets to the luncheon are $100. 

Theresa L. Kelly

Kelly is the longest-serving member of the D209 board, having been seated on the board 22 years ago. 

The district has launched a Buy a Brick campaign, which allows people to purchase a piece of the old stadium, which was demolished last year. The proceeds from the campaign will go to the Board of Education Scholarship Foundation Fund. 

The D209 board voted 4-2 on Sept. 14 to accept Supt. James Henderson’s recommendation to name the stadium in honor of Kelly.

The campaign offers five sponsorship levels: pennant, bronze, silver, gold and diamond. You can purchase a brick at: www.PTHS209.org/Buy-A-Brick.

As previously reported, the old Proviso East football stadium was demolished late last year as part of the district’s facilities master plan process, which was launched under former D209 superintendent Jesse Rodriguez. 

The stadium renovation is part of the first phase of master plan projects, which also included the construction of new parking lots at district schools, and the installation of air conditioning on some floors at Proviso East and West, among other extensive construction work.

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