Tue, Sep. 2, 2008
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In honor of the two local men who generously donated toward the project, the new multi-purpose turf field at Bethany College will be dedicated as Clyde and Glenn Lindstrom Field on September 5.
The dedication ceremony, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the field, will be one of several events that day celebrating Bethany and Lindsborg.
The day will begin at 2 p.m., when the Bethany College women's soccer team takes the field against Greenville College. The men's soccer team will play at 4 p.m. Both soccer games will be played on the grass soccer fields.
An open house at Bethany College's new apartment-style residence hall will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to tour the finished building, which will house 67 students.
A tailgate meal begins at 5:30 p.m. outside the field, before the Smoky Valley Vikings football team kicks off against the Haven High School Wildcats at 7 p.m.
The 6:30 p.m. dedication ceremony will recognize Clyde H. Lindstrom and Glenn R. Lindstrom: farmers, ranchers and brothers who resided on their family's farm just southwest of Falun, Kan. The Lindstroms' estates included a $700,000 total gift to the athletic renovation project.
The athletic facilities formerly were known as Philip Anderson Athletic Field and Stadium, in honor of the gift of 12.7 acres of land in 1958 by Philip Anderson, a former Bethany student and son of Lindsborg pioneers.
Now, the facilities will be known as Philip Anderson Athletic Complex and Stadium, which will include Clyde and Glenn Lindstrom Field.
Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III and Smoky Valley Superintendent of Schools Glen Suppes will speak at the dedication of the field, which will be used by Bethany and Smoky Valley student-athletes and Lindsborg community members.
The project was made possible because of collaboration between the schools, and because of broad community support. Former Bethany football coach Ted K. Kessinger will help in thanking the community.
Admission to the Bethany College soccer games and to the open house is free. Admission to the dedication ceremony and Smoky Valley football game is $4 for adults, $3 for students K-12, and free for Bethany College students, staff and faculty with their college ID cards.