Benson Athletic Complex Campaign
On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, President Stephen Lennox announced that Phase I for an athletic field was fully funded through a generous gift from Kingswood University alumni Pete and Ginnie Benson.
The development of our beautiful 15-acre waterfront property into an athletic complex will significantly enhance the Kingswood experience. It will provide students with high-quality athletic fields that will enable Kingswood to enter competitive leagues and host games.
Through these competitive sport 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.
In addition to their generous support of Phase I, the Bensons offered a $100,000 in matching funds towards Phase II. Kingswood supporters have quickly raised an additional $100,000, for Phase II of our campaign. This 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.
Kingswood has 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
These items will be the finishing touches to enhance the clubhouse’s social atmosphere where we will continue to connect with our community, while beautifying the Kingswood athletic complex.