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Lindsey Wilson to host groundbreaking ceremonies

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By The Staff

Lindsey Wilson College will host three ground-breaking ceremonies today to begin a $12 million expansion program.

The public is invited to all three ceremonies.

The $12 million program - which is the first phase of a larger expansion for the college - includes building a health and wellness center, a new baseball-softball complex on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway and an addition to the Sumner Campus Ministry Center.

The first ground-breaking ceremony - for the Sumner Campus Ministry Center - will begin at 11:15 a.m. ET next to the Sumner Center.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the health and wellness center will be at noon ET at Lindsey Wilson Park, on the corner of Williams and Young streets.

The ground-breaking for the baseball-softball complex will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET on the college's property next to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway.

"These ground-breaking ceremonies will usher in one of the most exciting expansion periods in the 105-year history of Lindsey Wilson College," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "It will be a very busy time on campus this summer."

The 4,000-square-foot expansion of the Sumner Campus Ministry Center and the baseball-softball complex will be finished during the 2008-2009 school year. The 70,000-square-foot, two-story health and wellness center will be opened at the start of the 2009-2010 school year.

The plan calls for the health and wellness center to include three basketball courts, two racquetball courts, a weight room, workout rooms, an indoor walking track and a swimming pool.

The baseball-softball complex on the Nunn Parkway will do more than provide those programs with a new home - it also will assist student-athletes' academic lives. In addition to a field house, the complex will include lights, which will allow the college to schedule home night games.

The 4,000-square-foot addition to the Sumner Campus Ministry Center will accommodate for the more than 150 undergraduate students involved in the Christian ministries program, which have caused the program to outgrow the three-year-old Sumner Center.

For more information, call (270) 384-8400 or e-mail info@lindsey.edu.