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arch 8 marked a " groundbreaking " day in
Lancaster Bible College Athletics history. The
college officially broke ground on the Willis &
Martha Herr Stadium at Donald H. Funk Field, a
project that has been in the works for many months.
The lead gift for the project was provided by Willis and Martha
Herr. In early February, a student-led group hosted a " Yes
We Can " Day of Giving that raised over $20,000 toward the
project. Later that week, a generous gift arrived at the college,
completing the funding for the project so that construction
on the stadium could begin this spring. Since the Day of
Giving, students raised even more funds through individual
gifts and business partnerships, for a student-raised total of
more than $65,000.
During the ceremony, Tyler Norris ('21) and Hope Privitera
('20), who helped lead the student fundraising efforts, were
joined by LBC | Capital President Dr. Thomas L. Kiedis,
then-Director of Athletics Pete Beers, who was since
named Interim Vice President of Traditional Undergraduate
Education, and Vice President of Institutional Alignment Rev.
Zachary Ritvalsky.
" One thing that is different about LBC is the mindset instilled
into the students, " Privitera said. " The students here are
always pushed and challenged to represent Christ inside
and out of the classroom and be a light to the community.
This advancement in our stadium will allow LBC to become
an even more prevalent representation of Christ in this
community. We recognize that the ability to proceed in this
project is a blessing from the Lord, and 'every good and
perfect gift is from above.' Here at LBC, we understand this
is so much more than a game or a sport or even a stadium.
It's a unified student body striving to glorify the Lord through
the gifts and abilities that He's given. "
Added Norris, " It is both exciting and fulfilling to be a part of
Christ's body here at LBC. We desire that LBC will continue to
be a catalyst for the kingdom by shaping disciples to influence
the world. We desire this because we wholeheartedly believe
in the mission of LBC. We are passionate about LBC's growth
because we want to extend and expand our mission. The
more students we bring into LBC, the more people who are
shaped as disciples, and it is committed disciples who really
make an impact for God's kingdom. "
Kiedis personally thanked the group of student leaders who
spearheaded the fundraising committee, which included:
Zachary Keating ('21), Rheeana Miles ('20), Hannah Moynihan
('23) and Nathan Muckle ('22).
" The completion of the Willis & Martha Herr Stadium will
allow us to invest in student-athletes for years to come, to
welcome and serve our community and to continue to run
on mission for the glory of Jesus Christ for years and years to
come, " Kiedis said.
Donald H. Funk Field has been a tremendous addition to the
college community since opening in September 2018. Men's
and women's soccer teams play on the field, as do the field
hockey and women's lacrosse teams. Many other squads and
intramural sports teams utilize the field as well, along with
club teams around the Lancaster area.
Willis & Martha Herr Stadium will include seating along one
side of the field, as well as a brand-new fa├žade along the back
side of the bleachers, allowing for even more events to be
held at the field. Construction on the stadium began the week
of March 15, with a goal of completion in time for the fall 2021
athletic season.
Beers said gifts making the stadium possible were amazing
reminders of the awesomeness of the Lord.
" It was great to see the student-athletes want to help, work
hard and raise a great amount of money, " Beers said. " We can
do our best, but in the end, God is in control. He appreciates
our efforts, but values even more our dependence, and then
takes care of us and provides in a wonderful way. "
Shovel-turners pictured, left to right: Athletic Director Pete Beers; Provost Tricia Wilson; Tyler Norris ('21);
Trustee Larry Rohrer; Dennis Funk of D.H. Funk & Sons; President Thomas L. Kiedis; Fiffer and Alan Raush,
daughter and son-in-law of Willis and Martha Herr; President Emeritus Dr. Peter W. Teague; Hope Privitera
('20); Keith Ebersole of Speedwell Construction; and Vice President of Advancement Scott Keating.
The student fundraising committee for the Willis & Martha Herr
Stadium included, from left, Nathan Muckle ('22), Hope Privitera ('20),
Zachary Keating ('21) and Hannah Moynihan ('23).
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