November 17, 2008

Softball Construction Underway for New Stadium

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DAHLONEGA, GA – North Georgia College & State University has officially begun construction on a new softball complex to be completed by the start of the 2009 season.

The complex will be named Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium and will feature 225 stadium-style chairback seats and a state of the art press box.

"This is a very exciting time for the North Georgia Softball Program, head coach Mike Davenport said. “For past players, current players, and future players, the addition of this project will add another piece to our program and I am extremely happy for all of those student-athletes and supporters that have been part of this process.  We have all anxiously awaited the day in which the original press box was torn down and the progress of the new stadium was underway."

The construction of the foundation will be completed in the coming weeks, and the steel will be delivered to the complex in January with the assembly of the stadium to follow.

"Because of the generosity of Haines & Carolyn Hill, North Georgia is able to have a first-class softball venue that will provide our current and future student-athletes with a facility that will be second to none,” Director of Athletics Randy Dunn said. "This facility will set the stage for moving our program to the next level and will provide our coaches the opportunity to continue recruiting top-quality student-athletes."

North Georgia wants you to join in our effort in providing a first-class stadium for our softball program. One method of accomplishing this is through our Donate-A-Seat Campaign. Your donation of a seat will permanently inscribe a plaque recognizing you, your company, or in honor of or memory of another. Click HERE to download an application today and be apart of the new softball stadium.

"I want to thank the North Georgia Administration especially Athletic Director Randy Dunn, who has worked tirelessly in seeing that this project came to fruition, he was the driving force in making this project happen,” Davenport said.

"I personally want to thank two special people that without their support of not only the Saints Softball program but this University this would not be happening, and that is Haines and Carolyn Hill,” Davenport concluded. “I can assure you that our Softball Program will be honored each and every time that we play a game with fans sitting in The Haines and Carolyn Hill Stadium."