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Hartnell Athletics Program Kicks off Next Phase of Building Plan with Groundbreaking Ceremony

September 25th, 2012

The Hartnell College Athletics Department is holding an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Athletics Field House on Wednesday, September 26, at 11:30 a.m. on the main campus in Salinas.

The field house is a 5,000-square-foot facility that includes classrooms, exercise rooms, concessions, and other amenities. This building begins Phase II of the Athletics Master Plan. Phase I consisted of championship-quality new softball and baseball diamonds, soccer field, and a renovated track.

The Hartnell College Athletics Complex on the west end of campus is an outstanding facility providing excellent resources to our student athletes, whose rate of transfer to four-year colleges and universities is 76 percent, well above the state average of 40 percent.

What:     Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hartnell College Field House

When:   Wednesday, September 26, 2012 -     11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:  Hartnell College Athletics Complex,  411 Central Ave., Salinas, CA, 93901 - Ceremony held at the soccer field


Invited community leaders, business owners, and Hartnell athletes, past and present
Master of Ceremony: Dennis Lehnen, KSBW TV

  • Erica Padilla-Chavez, President, Board of Trustees Hartnell Community College District
  • Bruce Adams, Vice President of Central Coast Federal Credit Union, member of the Athletics Fund Committee and Hartnell College Foundation Board
  • Dr. Willard Lewallen, Hartnell College superintendent/president
  • Daniel Teresa, Hartnell College athletics director

For more information, please contact Jackie Cruz, executive director of advancement, at 831-755-6810, or jcruz@hartnell.edu.