That morning after Assembly, as we walked out of the auditorium, I noticed a plaque above the glass auditorium entrance that read, ”+500,000 donors” with Jack Zimmers name under it, along with two other names.

 Finally, I asked Mr. Herron, one of our assistant football coaches, who also happened to be the middle school principal at the time, who Zimmer field was named after.   He explained that Jack Zimmer, was the grandfather of Zach Zimmer, but was a great friend of the Rev. Canon Albert Rees Hay, the man who founded Trinity Preparatory School with the hopes that students would be prepared to become successful significant members of society.   The school was originally founded to provide students with small classroom sizes to gain an unparralled education through a rigorous academic curriculum while maintaining faith and becoming involved in extracurricular activities.  Jack Zimmer, sent his son Jack Jr. to Trinity , and eventually sent all of his grandchildren to receive their education at Trinity.  He was very big on education, and made tremendous contributions to the school to allow it to succeed not only academically, but also athletically.  Mr. Herron ended by saying he was a very generous man, and that the football field was named in his honor for all that he has contributed to the school.


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