Howard College Hosting Ballpark Dedications

BIG SPRING –Howard College is hosting a dedication ceremony to celebrate the naming of the Big Spring Refinery Ballpark and the Britt Smith Family Clubhouse on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:30 am. All events will be held at the ballpark.

The dedication ceremony comes after needed improvements have been made at the ballpark and clubhouse thanks to the generosity of the Big Spring Alon Refinery and Don and Verna Finkenbinder.

“Our donors have made these needed improvements possible and we are so grateful for their ongoing support of our baseball program,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President. “We are honored to not only recognize the Big Spring Alon Refinery for their strong community presence but also to recognize Coach Britt Smith for his years with Howard College and his commitment to our student athletes and the baseball program.”

Immediately following the dedication ceremony, and in support of the Hawk Baseball team, a traditional “baseball, hotdogs, and apple pie” lunch will be available for free to all in attendance. The Hawks will take on Odessa College in their last home game series of the season and certainly welcome the extra fan support in the stands. The doubleheader will begin at 1pm.

“This will be a great day for our community as we recognize the strength of our citizens and a great day for Howard College as we celebrate a vision becoming a reality,” said Sparks. “We look forward to sharing some stand-out baseball, food, and fun with our community.”

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