Monday, April 15, 2013

Plaster Foundation donates to SBU Turf and Track project

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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Plaster Foundation donates to SBU Turf and Track project

BOLIVAR, Mo. —Southwest Baptist University’s Turf and Track project has received a substantial six-figure gift from the Robert W. Plaster Foundation Inc. toward the University’s $1.5 million Turf and Track Renovation project.

“We sincerely appreciate the support we’ve gotten from the Robert W. Plaster Foundation,” said SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor. “Our SBU campus environment is improved and we can serve students better because of the generosity of Bob Plaster and now the Foundation.”

SBU’s football stadium was named in honor of Plaster, who was a major contributor to the project when it was built in 1985.

The stadium’s grass field will be replaced with a safer, all-weather synthetic turf for the football and soccer programs, as well as a state-of-the-art competition track. The stadium press box will be renovated as part of the project.

“We’re excited about this project,” Dr. Taylor said. “It will improve the playing field for our SBU Bearcats and the Bolivar High School football team, as well.”

Fundraising for the project is complete, with construction expected to start by the first of May.

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