District Council 53 – West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia
Members of District Council 53/Local Union 970 (Charleston, West Virginia) helped prepare two of the NFL training fields at the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. Under the supervision of Jimmy Knapp, painters Roy Massey, Buddy Trent and Marshall Persinger painted the yard lines and team logos on the field. When asked about the project, supervisor Jimmy Knapp said, “It is an honor and also a great learning experience to be able to prepare the fields for both the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals, as well as the West Virginia Mountaineers and Marshall University.” Preparation for the field painting took four days, as the crew is required to accurately lay down the strings and measure the lines. The crew used 200 gallons of paint to complete the project.