Notre Dame Prep honors first coach with new field

The Notre Dame Prep Saints will celebrate its new Bemis Field, named after Scot A. Bemis, at a block party before its first home game on Friday, Sept. 25.

Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. when NDP squares off against Sunnyslope High School.

Notre Dame PrepThe Friday Night Lights Block Party will be in celebration of the debut of the new field. The party will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the field, according to a press release.

The Notre Dame Prep community including area residents are invited to join current NDP families, alumni and supporters at the event, which will include food trucks, games and activities. There is no admission charge.

Notre Dame Preparatory is located at 9701 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.

The football field is named for NDP’s first football coach, Scot A. Bemis who led his teams to state championship wins in 2007 and 2008, stated the release. Mr. Bemis died of cancer in January 2012 at age 45.

The new field features a high definition, digital video scoreboard, artificial turf, state-of-the-art LED stadium lighting and a home team grandstand with seats spelling NDP.  Bemis Field will also be venue for school’s hockey and lacrosse home games.

Mr. Bemis coached the NDP girls soccer team to its first state championship in 2009, the release stated.

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