Rededication of Donaldson Stadium
Mr. Thomas E. Nunan, Jr., President
cordially invites you to
Fenwick’s campus for the
Steven E. Donaldson Stadium
50th Anniversary Rededication
Friday, October 25, 2019
followed by the Crusaders’ final regular season home game under the lights in Donaldson Stadium
Kindly RSVP by Monday, October 21 to
Mrs. Laura Wall at LKW@FENWICK.ORG or 978 587-8354
The Steven E. Donaldson Stadium at Bishop Fenwick High School will be rededicated on Friday, October 25 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the stadium with featured speakers and participants including: Mr. Thomas E. Nunan, Jr., President, Mr. Alex Kulevich, Bishop Fenwick’s first Athletic Director and other former Fenwick Football staff, family members, teammates and schoolmates of Steven Donaldson as well as the Essex County Detachment of the Marine Corps League. The Fenwick Band will perform the National Anthem.
Steven was a member of the Class of 1964, the second graduating class of Fenwick. A talented student, celebrated athlete, football team co-captain and outstanding individual, his service to Bishop Fenwick in the early 60's taught him the lessons of sacrifice, and service to others. After graduating from Fenwick, Steven received a degree from Boston College and immediately went to serve his country as a Lieutenant in the Marines. A decorated war hero, Lt. Steven Donaldson, USMCR made the ultimate sacrifice on April 5, 1969 during the Vietnam War while leading his platoon into combat.
The stadium at Bishop Fenwick was originally dedicated in the fall of 1969 led by the efforts of his classmates and Coach Ralph LeDuc. In 1989 a scholarship was established by his family and classmates. Annually, Bishop Fenwick offers the Steven E. Donaldson scholarship to a freshman student who demonstrates all of the potential and promise of service to others. In addition, the Donaldson Award is given to a graduating senior who is a member of a sports team and demonstrates spirit, determination and example rather than just ability.
This rededication is an outward expression of heartfelt gratitude to Steven. We are honored to host this event with the Donaldson family, Steven's teammates and classmates and the extended Fenwick Family and Peabody community. All are welcome to attend.