On Sept. 19, Chemeketa employees, including President Julie Huckestein and Athletic Director and former Storm softball coach Cassie Belmodis, oversaw the grand opening of the Storm Athletic Complex as the home for the softball and women’s and men’s soccer teams.

“We hope these new fields will help our players…(softball players) are the ones who have been waiting almost two decades for a field here,” Huckestein said.

Towards the end of the event, employees and students were invited to help assist in the ribbon cutting: marking the end of the celebration and the beginning of some much-needed home advantage.