Multiple Teams · Bill Summa Track Dedication April 5th, 2019

To alumni and supporters alike,

On behalf of the William Chrisman Track and Field family and William Chrisman High School, we would like to formally invite you to the dedication of our track as the “Bill Summa Track” on April 5th, 2019, at 5:30 PM.

Coach Bill Summa served the Independence School District and the students of William Chrisman High School between the years of 1958 and 1988. Coach Summa molded the young lives of students through track and field and athletics for over 30 years. It is our great honor to name the track after Coach Summa at this year’s 58th Annual Bill Summa Relays.

We will honor Coach Summa between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM. All guests are invited to RSVP  to Coach Rathke by email ( Guests who RSVP will be added to the  pass list at the main gate. Cake and refreshments will be provided as well as a tent for gathering, and storytelling as the meet continues on. Please help us celebrate this great day as we honor Coach Summa.

If you know someone who may be interested in joining in the celebration, share this post with them or share the featured image on social media. We want as many alumni and students who were influenced by Coach Summa to be here to celebrate with him April 5th.


Coach Summa does not know that we are doing this so please keep it a surprise. He does not use social media.


Coach Tyler Rathke, Current Head Track and Field Coach, William Chrisman High School