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Tereshinski Field Project Receives $20k Grant

Published Date8\20\2014

The Bob Tereshinski Field Project recently learned that it was the recipient of a $20,000 Benedictine Service Grant. The field project, which is named for long-time Lancers baseball coach and Yankton baseball supporter, Bob Tereshinski, has a goal of placing artificial turf on the infield of the current Yankton Riverside Field.

The Benedictine Service Grants are awarded by the Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery. These funds are intended for projects that are above and beyond the regular workings of Mount Marty College and are innovative and progressive, as well as mission and service oriented. In addition, the grant projects must aid in the educational, health, and social service needs of the people.

In October of 2013, Mount Marty College and the Yankton Baseball Association began work to seek approval and funding for the Riverside Baseball Stadium Turf Project. The MMC Lancers baseball team plays their entire home schedule at the newly renovated stadium in addition to all the games played by the Yankton Baseball Association - those games together total over 200 games. The need for permanent turf is a major piece of the puzzle.

The Tereshinski Field project will be split into two phases. Phase one will involve installing artificial turf on the infield portion of the field. Phase two will involve raising the funds to install artificial turf on the remaining portions of the field. The total project cost of phase one is estimated at nearly $230,000 and phase two is $296,000 with a total project cost of approximately $526,000.

To learn more about this project and how you can get involved, contact Barb Rezac, Chief Advancement Officer, at (605) 668-1292 or barbara.rezac@mtmc.edu or visit www.mtmc.edu/field project.