The Hingham Sports Partnership was recognized at halftime of the Thanksgiving Day football game between Hingham and Scituate for helping to raise $1 million for the high school athletic complex.
Margaret Conaty, director of athletics at Hingham High, said in a statement that the work on the outdoor facilities transformed them from muddy, overused fields with deteriorated track and tennis courts, to a state-of-the-art athletic complex.
“The completed project allows our students and community to attend night games and has increased fan attendance dramatically,” she said.
The partnership initially paid $125,000 in 2013, with a commitment to pay $25,000 annually for five years. It is paying off the debt to the town one year early.
The partnership was founded in 1995 by a small group of Hingham parents and is now an independent nonprofit that has raised more than $2 million in grants for athletics needs and scholarships, according to the organization.Jean Lang can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.