Benson Athletic Complex Campaign
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, President Stephen Lennox announced that Phase I for an athletic field was fully funded by Kingswood University alumni Pete and Ginnie Benson.
Because of the Bensons’ generous gift, we have been able to develop our beautiful 15-acre waterfront property into an athletic complex. Our fields and pond were dug this past June. In October, we dedicated and officially named our complex the Benson Athletic Complex.
Construction of our clubhouse now begins next month in late May.
In addition to their gift for Phase I, the Bensons offered a $100,000 in matching funds for Phase II. Kingswood supporters quickly raised an additional $100,000 to match their gift.
Phase II consists of building a beautiful, 2-level clubhouse that will house restrooms, locker rooms, a food servery, and a great room for various community and university functions.
We have now moved into Phase III with a goal to raise an additional $200,000 for the following:
- Clubhouse furnishings
- Field care equipment
- Outdoor benches and trash receptacles
- Lighted signage
- Field lighting
The Benson Athletic Complex will significantly enhance the Kingswood experience. It will enable Kingswood students to form teams in order to enter competitive leagues.
Through these competitive athletic experiences, students will learn to develop better leadership skills, to persevere through struggle, to form stronger friendships, and to learn to be self-motivated and disciplined. This will be in keeping with Kingswood’s mission to equip servant leaders to serve the local and global Church.