I heard about this exciting new development about three weeks ago at an event I attended. This state of the art new athletic facility is a great development for student athletes and provides Montreat with the ability to host major athletic events.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE
Montreat College announced approved plans for a new $2 million athletic complex at an on-campus ceremony this evening hosted by President Paul J. Maurer and attended by Montreat College students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Montreat community. The complex will be built on the college’s Black Mountain campus and will include an 8-lane running track, a state-of-the-art “Replicated Grass” turf athletic field, a softball field, two parking lots, and an ADA compliant restroom building. SportsField Engineering will construct the complex. The target date for the completion of the complex is August 1, 2015.
Two donors have provided full funding for the project. The anonymous donor who gave the record-breaking $6 million gift in March of 2014 has generously provided an additional $1.25 million for this project. Alumnus Rusty Pulliam, class of 1978, has committed an additional $750,000, one of the largest alumni gifts in the history of the college. Pulliam was inducted into the Montreat College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 for his contribution to his community and achievements as a baseball player while a student at Montreat. He is the president and CEO of Pulliam Properties in Asheville.
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