SDS athletic facilities officially named
Posted May 15, 2012
Spartanburg Day School recently unveiled the name of the new athletic complex. The event took place in the new gymnasium, which is now named the Stone Family Court.
Headmaster Chris Dorrance began the ceremony by discussing the planning and construction of the facility, thanking all capital campaign donors who made the facility a reality.
Master of Ceremonies, Eric Foust ’81, recognized the Blackford, Cates, Hamilton, Sanchez, Singleton, and Wakefield families for their gifts to the Capital campaign and gave details of the parts of the facility named in their honor.
The baseball field, now called Brennan Field, was dedicated in memory of Joseph A. Brennan, father of Stacy McBride and grandfather of John, ’12, Harry, ’14, Sally, ’16, and Kate, ‘17 McBride.
Foust then announced of the name of the facility, the Webster Athletic Complex. Billy Webster, a Board of Trustees member, then spoke about the importance of athletics in education and life.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests reconvened on the baseball field where the McBride family threw out the first pitch.