Donations help Milligan College upgrade athletic facilities

The month of July will by a busy time on the campus of Milligan College as construction crews complete many renovations to facilities used by the school’s athletic programs. The Mathes Tennis Center will undergo a resurfacing this month.
Milligan’s swimming pool is undergoing major renovations this summer and will be overhauled in time for the swim team’s next season.
A donation from Dennis and Cindy Mayes will bring new light poles to Milligan’s softball stadium.

Building upon another year of athletic milestones, Milligan College is committed to providing student athletes and fans with top-tier athletic facilities. This summer, several major athletic renovations will be completed, thanks in part to the financial support of the college’s alumni and friends.

The installation of lighting around the softball field is one major undertaking, made possible through a generous donation from Milligan alumni and trustees Dennis and Cindy Mayes. The Mayes’ gift allows Milligan to equip the softball field with four light poles, and the month-long installation process will begin on July 8. Last season, the team advanced to the championship game in the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament. With new lighting, the team can enjoy more flexibility for scheduling practice and hosting games.

“We’re grateful to Denny and Cindy Mayes for their longtime support of Milligan and, in particular, Milligan athletics,” shared President Dr. Bill Greer. “Their generous gift to fund the softball field lighting project will have a tremendous impact on the team’s performance both on the field and in the classroom.”

Milligan’s swimming pool in the lower level of the Steve Lacy Fieldhouse will look starkly different in the fall. The bottom of the pool will receive a new surface, and new decking will surround the entirety of the pool. New lights, drains and filtration system also will be installed.

Through the support of many, the Mathes Tennis Center is scheduled to have each court completely resurfaced in July. Resurfacing is the first step in several anticipated updates for the college’s tennis facilities.

“Our current renovations demonstrate Milligan’s commitment to maintaining our tradition of excellence in athletics and the student experience,” shared Greer. “We welcome the financial support of friends and alumni who share this vision. We foresee several additional renovations, and their support makes future projects possible, while keeping down the cost of a Milligan education.”


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