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ROCK REPORT

Rockhurst Dedicates Improvements to Loyola Park

Rockhurst University Athletics Director Gary Burns, donors and alumni help dedicate the second phase of improvements to Loyola Park.

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he Rockhurst University baseball team has hit a home run with the improvements at Loyola Park. On April 28, the athletics department invited the community for the dedication of the new features at the baseball field. Stadium and grandstand seating, a press box, a new scoreboard and restrooms were added as part of a second phase of improvements. “We have a beautiful new facility at the University that will give our spectators and fans in attendance a much better experience,” said Gary Burns, director of athletics and head coach of the baseball team. Burns said the upgrades to the park will help the Hawks be more competitive in recruiting new talent and will allow the University to rent the field for high school tournaments. An earlier phase of improvements added dugouts and improved backstop netting. A large part of the more than $1 million dollars’ worth of improvements came from Jim Myers, ’68, and the Skala family: Donna, Joe and Taylor, ’15. Myers and the Skalas, as well as Mark Sappington, ’13, and Charlie Tholl, ’03, were honored during the dedication event. Funds for the improvements also came from the sale of stadium seating. There are still 50 seats available for purchase through the R Club. For more information, contact Brent Blazek, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, at brent.blazek@rockhurst.edu. Burns said the University was blessed to have such generous donors who have supported the baseball team since the program restarted 25 years ago.

LEAVE YOUR LEGACY AT

Loyola Park

50 SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

through the R Club. For more information, contact Brent Blazek, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, at brent.blazek@rockhurst.edu.

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