Kotzubei Family Athletics Field is Ready for Play!

10/07/15 05:52:pm
| Category: News

Mirman School celebrated the opening of our new middle school regulation-sized soccer/football field, the largest capital project in nearly a decade, with a fun-filled afternoon ceremony and field activities. It was a great moment for Mirman, and culminates the first phase of our ongoing campus expansion and enhancement efforts.

We thank the following individuals and families for their generosity in making this athletic campus possible:
Tilly Bagshawe-Nydes and Robin Nydes Susan and Drew Pauly
Jaynee and Eric Beckman The Peace Family
Bel Air Investment Advisors Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio
Drs. Barry and Susan Berman Platinum Equity, LLC
Darlene Boyd, Ed.D. Gelila and Wolfgang Puck
Karen and Ted Coyne Beth Quillen Thomas
Claire Cui and Jason Peng Kimberly and Dale Reed
The Deshong Family The Robinov Family
Rikard and Christine Ekstrand Barbara and Jeffrey Rosenbaum
Asma and Irfan Furniturewala Alison and Larry Rosenthal
Eric and Nancy Garen Leonard M. Ross and Family
Ronit and Todd Gravori The Schare Family
The Hancock Family Dr. Steven S. Shin and Mrs. Tiffani L. Shin
Perla and Amiram Karney Rachel and Eric Stern
The Karney Goldstein Family Aparna P. Sulé and Raj V. Iyer
Ginh and Mark Landecker The Tausik Family
Jamie and Michael Lynton Lauren and Bobby Turner
Carol and Wally Marks Dan Vorenberg
James A.C. McDermott
and Deborah A. Cincotta Kate and Modi Wiczyk
Mirman and Geffen Families Nazila and Matt Yadegar
Michael J. Moody and Jennifer L. Hinman Gina and Chris Yoon
Yvette and Erich Nall Vivian and Marc Zachary

The Kotzubei Family Athletics Field is equipped with natural turf that is watered with a 100% automatic irrigation system, utilizing a smart controller, which senses weather conditions and modifies the watering schedule accordingly. The field itself utilizes Tifway II Bermuda turf, which is the most drought tolerant species available for playing fields. Best suited for our warm climate, this turf will enable Mirman School to minimize water usage as compared with other playfield suitable turf species. Landscape areas outside of the playing area (which are interim conditions, to be replaced with basketball courts and hardscape play areas in further phases of campus development) will utilize mulch and a drought tolerant native grass mix.

(Top row, left to right: Alan Mirman, Alex Wuo, Dan Vorenberg, Jacob Kotzubei, Natasha Kotzubei (US4), Deborah Kotzubei, Susan Berman, Mayee Futterman, Anessa Karney, Stuart Goldstein, Lauren Turner, Bobby Turner. Bottom row, left to right: Wally Marks, Kate Phillips Wiczyk, Modi Wiczyk)

Eastern Expansion

In addition to our new field, many families have provided funding and other support for a new Athletics building and sports courts. This new expansion will be located on the eastern side of campus. For the first time, Mirman will be able to host field home games and hold simultaneous practices for our volleyball and basketball teams. This will also allow for future expansion of our academic programs, classrooms, and other facilities.