Pelham Board of Education President Jessica DeDomenico announced at the Board's meeting last week that Glover Field's football field will not be named for Anthony Senerchia Jr., but a plaque will be erected to honor him and a ceremony will be planned for the spring.
A group of PMHS high school students and several members of the community had asked the Board to name the football field in recognition of Anthony Senerchia's accomplishments as a PMHS football player, later as a youth coach of football and also as a community and national leader in the fight to build awareness of ALS research through the Ice Bucket Challenge. He died in 2017 after a long battle with ALS.
While all who commented on the proposal to name the football field joined in acknowledging Anthony Senerchia's accomplishment, there was some opposition to naming additional sections of the Glover complex for anyone.
Ms. Domenico said the next step will be for the Board of Education to recognize Anthony Senerchia Jr. and explain the 44 already on the football field that honors him (It was his jersey number.). Then plans for the plaque and ceremony will follow, she said.