Sarah Hegarty Field 2
A star athlete, in soccer and basketball, Sarah was poised to set records and receive scholarship offers. She started on her DSHA soccer team as a freshman and helped her HS basketball team to a state championship as a sophomore. Sarah was a legend in the making. On March 20, 1996 she became ill during soccer practice and was rushed to the emergency room. She barely survived.
The next two years were a testament to her courage, optimism, and tenacity under the most difficult circumstances. Sarah had over 50 surgeries. She lived in and out of the hospital, yet continued to attend her teammate’s games. She had two failed organ transplants. Sarah attended school, whenever possible, and was prom queen. Sarah's story and her courage became a movement. She embraced life and the community embraced Sarah. Then, in March of 1998, at 18 years of age, Sarah Hegarty passed away.
FC Wisconsin commemorates Sarah’s triumphant life with the Sarah Hegarty Field. Thank you to the Sarah Margaret Hegarty Foundation for your generous contribution to the development of the complex and all the families, individuals and businesses who donated in Sarah’s honor.
Where (Address for use with GPS):
N102W13797 Spaten Ct Germantown, WI 53022
(Note: Ignore the turn onto Spaten Ct, and stay on Fond Du Lac Ave, and you will run directly into the FC Wisconsin Fields)
Directions from I-45:
Exit Pilgrim Rd North. Take a right (head east) and County Line Road - 2nd stop light. Take a left at Fond Du Lac Ave/Hwy 145-first stop-light. Travel up hill, fields will be on your right just as you begin descending the hill.
Directions from I-43:
Exit Brown Deer Road West. Drive to Fond Du Lac Ave/Hwy 145 (about 15 mins). Take a right onto Fond Du Lac Ave. Travel past County Line (stop light), up hill, fields will be on your right just as you begin descending the hill.