Meet the man moving heaven and lots of earth to rebuild fields in Oklahoma City schools
Jenni Carlson, reporting for oklahoman.com, updates us on
the “Fields & Futures” non-profit organization that is rebuilding fields
for Oklahoma City Public Schools:
Tommy Noble hates sitting still.
He’s a construction man who regularly wakes at 5 a.m. and
heads to a site, hops on a tractor and gets dirty.
But as much as he prefers busy days to lazy ones, this
summer has tested him.
“It’s a good thing I don’t have hair,” he said, laughing
about his shaved-bald head.
Noble heads up construction for Fields & Futures, the
nonprofit rebuilding athletic fields in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Over the
past six years, he has overseen the completion of 22 fields. This summer with
the district’s Pathway to Greatness plan shuttering some schools and shuffling
others, he is overseeing fields being built simultaneously at eight schools.
The plan will bring at least one new field to every
relocated high school and middle school.