HOPEWELL COMMUNITY CENTER -ORCHARD FIELD
A collaboration between The Tryall Fund, Hanover Charities, Lennox Lewis’ League of Champions foundation and the JCI Hopewell Association along with Maffessanti Architects & Design, who graciously donated their services, has produced the Hopewell Sports and Community Center, formerly known as Orchard Field, a project that has brought positive change to the lives of the residents of Hopewell and the surrounding communities.
After its official opening in November 2018 this solar paneled facility has hosted a number of community events as well as booked functions. The football field is in use almost daily and is the home of the “Orchard Cup”, a yearly football match, sponsored by the Tryall Fund and Hanover Charities in which the teams from the Tryall Club and Round Hill Hotel engage in a battle for the Cup, held by the winner for the following year. The event, which is the brainchild of the Tryall Fund President Manuela Goren since 2016, is also used as a fundraiser and is beloved and attended by the whole Hopewell community.
The Orchard Field project included the renovations of the football field, resurfacing of the basketball/netball courts, proper fencing and the construction of the building that houses a community center, a computer lab and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Boxing Gym. Over $200,000 were donated by the Tryall Fund in a 50/50 partnership with Hanover Charities to be able to bring this project to fruition.