Dec. 11, 2003
Los Angeles, CA (Dec. 11, 2003) - The long-awaited sixth tennis court, the critical tournament court for the Loyola Marymount University Tennis Center, will begin construction the week of Dec. 15 with the completion of the tennis center to be by the end of February.
Construction of the sixth court will take place thanks in part to a $50,000 gift from A.G. [BusAdmin '72] and Kathleen Kading. The tournament court will play a key role in one of the Athletics Department's campaign goals- building facilities that support and encourage the highest standards of athletic performance at Loyola Marymount University. The court will be named in honor of the Kading's fathers Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading.
"The building of a sixth tennis court is another example of the commitment of the university and its supporters toward building a championship athletics program," said Athletics Director Bill Husak. "It is a visible example of our efforts to
create quality facilities for our student-athletes to practice and compete in and for our fans to cheer them to victory."
Coaches Jamie Sanchez (women's tennis) and Nik DeVore (men's tennis) note the importance of this gift for their teams. "We have five courts, the addition of the tournament court is pragmatic because it allows us to have six singles matches competing simultaneously, which enables LMU to host matches and tournaments against top ranked universities," said Sanchez, who is in his 29th season as head coach of the women's program.
"The Kading family believes that supporting athletics is important for the growth of the university and its long term value," said Kading. "Athletics will only bring the university prestige based on exposure. It will help with recruiting the most talented student-athletes, but we still have a long way to go."
Two gifts of $25,000 each, given by Erik Doyle [BBA '84], a former men's tennis player, and the Ron Labetich family, parents of two tennis alumni, will name two of the remaining five tennis courts.
For more information, contact Brian Luft, director of development for Athletics, at 310.338.7853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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