State College Area School District

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education

 
Pave it Forward:
Leave Your Legacy at
Memorial Field
 
Memorial Field night game


Become part of history and pave the way for the future of Memorial Field.


You can inscribe a permanent brick, or several bricks, on the walkway to Memorial Field along Fraser Street for a one-time gift of $250 per brick. Donations to Pave it Forward will fund future improvements to Memorial Field.

Has this historic State High venue been part of your life?
  • Do you have meaningful memories of playing on the field as an athlete, or performing with the marching band?
  • Have you cheered on the team from the sidelines or bleachers?
  • Did you enjoy community events at Memorial Field, like youth football, parades or Arts Festival concerts?
Brick sidewalk at Memorial Field Now you can pay tribute to these experiences with an inscribed, permanent brick right next to Memorial Field on the Fraser Street walkway. Donations to this campaign, Pave it Forward, will fund future improvements to Memorial Field, but more importantly, will serve as a lasting tribute to our school and to the strong, supportive community of State College.

One inscribed brick requires a donation of $250 to the campaign, which is open to individuals, families and businesses, and will serve as a true, permanent reminder of your support.

Bricks are 4 x 7 5/8 inches in size and can be inscribed with three lines of up to 16 characters per line, including spaces. Some ideas for inscriptions include:

  • Your family’s name
  • Your name and graduation year
  • A favorite teacher or class
  • A team, activity or club that impacted your life
  • The name of your business
  • In honor of a friend or family member
  • In memory of a special person or pet
  • A school organization special to you: booster club, PTO, drama club
Order your brick online via credit card, or download the form (PDF) and return it by mail.

Make sure your legacy is a part of history and help Pave it Forward for the future of Memorial Field.

 
Contact the SCASD Business Office at 814-231-1021 or giving@scasd.org for more information.
Your gift to the brick campaign is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you!
 
*All inscriptions will be reviewed and approved.
 
 
About Memorial Field
Memorial Field, the 4,000-seat outdoor venue for State College Area School District Athletics, has been home to wins and to losses, to triumph and to heartache, and most importantly, to unforgettable moments that have shaped the lives of countless young people. These moments have centered on unparalleled team-work, personal accomplishment, overcoming adversity, and more as State College students have competed in athletics and gathered for graduation and other significant events on their homefield. Memorial Field has also been a key venue for community events like Arts Festival, parades and other activities.
 
Dedicated to the memory of State High graduates who gave their lives in World Wars I and II, and rededicated to honor all those fallen in wars since, Memorial Field serves not just as an athletic complex, but as a community gathering place where neighbors and friends come together to support the students of State College. Currently home to football, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse, Memorial Field was constructed during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration project and remains situated in the heart of the Borough of State College. Read a brief history of the field.  Watch a video on the history of Memorial Field.