About $600,000 has been pledged to fundraiser for #27 between April 2023 and age 27, said Nick Wenzel, sports director at Edison High School.
Milan, Ohio — Petty Officer 3rd Class Maxton Soviak Died while serving in the U.S. Army August 26, 2021, Afghanistan. His September of that year, his family, friends and community members said goodbye at the football and track fields of his alma mater, Edison High School.
The school is now working to raise over $1 million for a new playground in his honor. EHS assistant principal and director of athletics Nick Wenzel said it was fitting to rename the new grass field Freedom Field.
“I can think of no greater honor than being able to carry Max’s torch for him,” Wenzel said.
The community has been celebrating his achievements since 2021, but we wanted more. Sobiak’s number 27 was on the 27-yard line during the season, and his number was retired last August. But Wenzel said he wanted something more permanent.
that’s why, “27s for #27” fundraising created. Athletic Booster President Nick Schnitker has been working hard to raise funds for new areas.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the project come together and complete. I have young children, so it will be a great opportunity to play on the field,” Schnitker said.
Wenzel said Freedom Field will be more than just a sports venue.
“This was where Max excelled on that football field. This became where we brought him back home and said goodbye,” Wenzel said. “So it’s only appropriate for Edison and his community that this town be a place where we remember Max.”
About $600,000 has been pledged as of April 2023, Wenzel said.
https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/edison-high-school-fundraise-field-maxton-soviak/512-9561602f-6b3e-4c5a-be24-6e0f4977bdf1 Maxton Soviak’s alma mater raises new field of funding in his honor