‘Under the Lights’ to celebrate Newark Charter’s Gore Stadium

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

Newark Charter Gore Stadium


On Sept. 8, Newark Charter School will unveil its new athletic complex  as the field hockey team takes on Padua at 7 p.m.

It will be the first night event at Boulden Brothers Field at the Robert W. Gore Stadium, a name announced this week in a press release.

Robert Gore, president of W. L. Gore & Associates, is the inventor of Gore-Tex. 

Sam Golder taking a selfie with the Home of the Newark Charter Patriots logo, photo courtesy of Sam Golder Head of Newark Charter

Head of School Sam Golder said the Under the Lights event set for that night celebrates much work from many stakeholders in the school’s community.

“Not only do we thank our donors, but we also thank the countless volunteers who have given time to the project,” Golder said. “We are excited about our school’s growth and cannot wait to cheer on our field hockey team.”

The evening will be attended by several dignitaries and include activities for younger students.

Naming the facility for Gore

Scott and Larisa Gore, parents of Newark Charter students, generously contributed to the Building the Future Capital Campaign and have chosen to name the stadium in honor of Scott Gore’s late father, Robert W. Gore. 

“Newark Charter School is forever grateful to the Gore family for their commitment to ensuring a high quality, multi-functional space that will be enjoyed by all Patriots!” a school press release said.

The six-lane track at the stadium was named Coach Steve Sinko Track in recognition of longtime cross country, track and field head coach Steve Sinko.

Sinko has been coaching at Newark Charter since the school opened and started both track programs.

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