Union - Fri, Jun. 28, 2013
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Imagine being able to witness the Bulldog football team battle Cumberlands for the Brass Lantern under the lights ... at Burch/Nau Field. Or even mid-week soccer games starting at 5 and 7 p.m. instead of 1 and 3 p.m. How about the Bulldog baseball and softball squads taking to the diamond against the NAIA's best and not have to worry about finishing the game before dark.

These dreams and much more can become a reality through the "Let's Turn the Lights On" campaign to support the purchase, installment and maintenance of lights for the athletic fields. This project will service the Burch-Nau soccer and football turf field, Jerry W. Carey Stadium at Colonel Harland Sanders baseball field, the Union softball field as well as the driving range area.

This project will impact nearly 300 students in eight athletic programs. In the short term, the college would become a host to multi-level collegiate and high-school competitions and events including but not limited to conference tournaments, summer and band camps leading to a variety of auxiliary revenues. Additionally, the college atmosphere created by nighttime events would affect the campus atmosphere positively and have an impact on recruitment and retention.

To donate or for more information, please visit here.