CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Athletic Foundation donated $100,000 toward the resurfacing of Lum Field on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council.
Lum Field is set to have its artificial turf redone late this fall. According to Chatham Borough Council member Jim Lonergan, the resurfacing should be completed in time for the spring season.
The $100,000 will go toward defraying the $385,000 it will cost to resurface Lum, with additional money being provided by the Chatham Recreation Trust Fund.
Chatham Borough Council member James Lonergan talks about the contributions of the Chatham Athletic Foundation before introducing CAF trustee Wes Zeliff
The Chatham Athletic Foundation was founded to support kindergarten through eighth-grade athletics in the Chathams. Most recently, CAF provided funds to start the youth track and field program. CAF also supported the startup costs for the Chatham High Paddle Team, which officially became a varsity sport this year.
Chatham Athletic Foundation Trustee Wes Zeliff came to the Chatham Borough Council meeting to present a check for $100,000