Herrin foundation donates $437,000 to Logan athletics
The baseball and softball fields at John A. Logan College will soon benefit from a $437,000 grant from the Harrison Bruce Foundation of Herrin, the school announced recently.
The specific improvements have not been released, but the money should go a long way, two schools representatives said.
“Improvements to the field means a lot to Logan baseball,” baseball coach Kyle Surprenant said. "The kinds of improvements that we will be able to make with this money to both the baseball and softball fields will be significant.”
Athletic Director Greg Starrick said that the improvements will have benefits beyond sports.
“Because of the vast improvements we will be able to make to our fields, this grant will allow us to extend the use of our athletic fields to high schools and community groups,” he said.
According to the baseball program's 2016 online media guide, the Volunteers have their own home field on campus and also play some home games at Rent One Park in Marion. The campus field includes double-wide batting cages, a brick-wall backstop and three bleachers sets.