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MEDIA ADVISORY: David Price to announce major gift at Vanderbilt baseball facility Nov. 18

by | Nov. 14, 2016, 5:46 PM

Watch the announcement live on the Vanderbilt University Athletics Facebook page beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Boston Red Sox pitcher and former Vanderbilt University student-athlete David Price will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Williams and Coach Tim Corbin Friday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. to announce a significant gift to the Vanderbilt Baseball Facilities project.

The Nov. 18 event will take place in the space currently being built out for the project.

Aligning with the university’s core mission to educate, the baseball program is squarely focused on the teaching and learning experience to develop student-athletes. The project will include enhanced space in Memorial Gym for instruction, teambuilding and training for both current baseball student-athletes and returning professional players. The new 30,000 square-foot facility will also house open air batting cages, weight room and cardio areas, as well as new offices and operations spaces that overlook Hawkins Field and serve as the left field wall. A new locker room for former players will offer an improved space for offseason training.

Additionally, the project will overhaul the existing team clubhouse by renovating the team locker room, expanding the team lounge and reconfiguring the second floor as an open multipurpose space.

WHAT: Press conference with David Price, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vanderbilt Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Williams and Coach Tim Corbin to announce significant gift to Baseball Facilities project.       

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Baseball training facility adjacent to Charles Hawkins Field and Memorial Gym, 210 25th Ave. South. Limited reserved parking for broadcast media in Lot 64 adjacent to Memorial Gym on 25th Ave. South. Additional reserved parking in Lot 71, located on the corner of 25th Ave. South and Jess Neely Drive.


Media Inquiries:
Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS
melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu