Athletics is a critical component of Wesleyan’s student life and enrollment management program. Over 500 students currently participate on one of Wesleyan’s 20 athletic teams. And, three out of four Wesleyan students enjoy intramural competition.
Who Will Benefit?
Ross Field, in its current state, can only accommodate football and track and field. Renovations that include FieldTurf, a Beynon eight-lane track, and lights will dramatically increase the facility’s use to include:
• men’s and women’s cross country
• women’s lacrosse
• men’s and women’s track
• men’s and women’s soccer
• the athletic marching band
Why Turf Instead of Grass?
FieldTurf has a proven safety record. The findings of a long-term testing program show that FieldTurf is safer than any other synthetic turf system and equal to—if not better than—natural grass in most critical areas of player safety. In addition, the FieldTurf will provide far more flexibility for the athletic department and student life use during inclement weather conditions.
What Will Be the Impact of the New Track?
The Beynon eight-lane track will allow Wesleyan to be in compliance with NCAA requirements, which means that the College will be able to host meets, something that we cannot currently do. In addition, Wesleyan will also be a potential site for high school track meets, which will bring hundreds of students and their parents to our beautiful campus.
How Can You Help?
Tradition is very important at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and it is our intention to maintain the Ross Field and McWhorter-Goodwin track names in the new multi-purpose athletic and recreational complex. However, there are many additional naming opportunities for donors to add their names including the following:
• Naming Rights for the Multi-Purpose Athletic and Recreational Complex $1,000,000
• Pavilion $ 250,000
• Weight Room $ 200,000
• Media Center $ 125,000
• Concession Stand Complex $ 100,000
• Track Corner $ 25,000
In addition to the above naming opportunities, donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized in a special place inside the complex. Gifts can be spread out over five years to earn a place in one of these giving circles:
We invite you to support our efforts to create Wesleyan’s new multi-purpose athletic complex.
To learn more about this project or to make a gift, please contact us.
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Office of Advancement
59 College Avenue
Buckhannon, WV 26201