Athletics receives $1.2 million gift from Foundation

Last week, the Murray State Athletic Foundation, more commonly known as the Racer Foundation, received a donation of the two remaining parcels of land in Hopkinsville, Ky., that the the Foundation has been managing for years.

The 13.1 acres on Fort Campbell Boulevard and 7.7 acres on Lovers Lane, combined with various other cash assets in the donation total approximately $1.2 million.

The Racer Foundation has directed the MSU Foundation to aggressively pursue the sale of the property so that the proceeds can be invested to assist the athletic program, according to GoRacers.com.

Facility enhancements and an increased focus on academic achievement are two of the areas within athletics that hope to benefit from the donation.

Through the years, the Foundations’ fundraising efforts have helped pay for the main scoreboard at the CFSB Center, paving of the parking lots at CFSB, replacing the chairback seats at Roy Stewart Stadium, assisted with scholarship aid and procured the land that currently serves as home to Murray State’s Hopkinsville campus.

According to Racer Athletics, the Foundation gave 51 acres for the campus.

Said Athletic Director Allen Ward on GoRacers.com: “I am extremely grateful to the executive board of the Racer Foundation for continuing to impact the lives of our student athletes.”

 

Staff Report