The public is invited to the official groundbreaking for Hartnell College’s ambitious athletics facilities renovation program on Monday, July 20, 2009, at noon near the tennis courts at the college’s main campus at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas.
KSBW-TV sports anchor Dennis Lehnen will emcee the ceremonies that will feature Salinas City Council member Janet Barnes; District 1 Supervisor Fernando Armenta; Pat Donahue, the president of Hartnell’s Board of Trustees; Hartnell alumni and former professional athletes Anthony Toney and Ernie Camacho; vice president of Central Coast Federal Credit Union Bruce Adams; the Teresa family; and current Hartnell student-athletes.
The renovation project begins on Monday with Phase I, which includes a new baseball diamond and softball and soccer fields. The baseball and softball fields will feature state-of-the-art playing surfaces, press boxes, batting cages, bullpens, and fan seating, among other spectator amenities.
The soccer fields will be completely renovated with grass turf, FIFA soccer goals, scoreboards, and a viewing area for fans. The field will be world-class dimensions that will allow for official FIFA games to take place at the college.
For more information, please contact Joanne Smith-Trevino at 831-755-6830.