Stonehill College to expand its sports complex
September 04, 2013
Creating a sports complex that includes additional stands, new fields, rinks and arenas isn't often on the top of college administrators' minds. Instead, leaders often focus on the ways they can use the budget to enhance academic, philanthropic and on-campus social projects.
However, that is not currently the case in Easton, Mass., where Stonehill College was recently given a $2 million grant by the Yawkey Foundation to be put toward the expansion of Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. Specifically, the money will create the Lou Gorman Pavilion, which will feature Gorman memorabilia from when he attended the school and during his time playing for the Boston Red Sox.
"In addition to their unprecedented support of the Sports Complex, the Yawkey Foundation has made Stonehill a stronger and more productive institution over the years," noted Vice President for Advancement at Stonehill Francis Dillon.
The Yawkey Foundation has deep roots in Massachusetts - Tom and Jean Yawkey used to own the Boston Red Sox. However, the organization not only has a presence in New England, but it also helps those in need in Georgetown County, South Carolina. Specifically, the group focuses on helping charities that improve education, healthcare and human service programs, among others.
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