FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
DATE:  October 2 , 2006       
CONTACT: Marshall Collins, (361) 825-2427; Steve Paschal, (361) 825-2336; or Craig Merriman (361) 825-3410

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WHO:             John O. and Louise G. Chapman, University President Flavius Killebrew, Director of Athletics Brian Teter, Student Athletes and Cheerleaders
 
WHAT:           Announcement of Mr. and Mrs. Chapman’s Gift to Fund
                     Construction of Press Box and Public Facilities for Baseball and Softball Venues at Islander Field
           
WHEN:           Tuesday, October 3 at 1:45 p.m.
 
WHERE:         University Center, Legacy Room
 

Donation from John O. and Louise G. Chapman to Fund Construction of Facility at Islander Baseball/Softball Fields
 
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew will announce a substantial donation by long-time supporters John O. and Louise G. Chapman for construction of a press box and public facilities for the baseball and softball venues at Islander Field, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. in the University Center, Legacy Room.
           
When completed next year, the multi-level structure will include restrooms and a concession stand, a second-floor press box, and an upper-level suite. The donation also includes funds for additional bleachers and other site improvements.
           
The construction of the facility will allow Islander Field to accommodate the new level of competition within the Southland Conference. The groundbreaking, construction and completion dates have yet to be confirmed. However, the facility could be completed in time for use during the 2007 season.