University Relations // 10.24.2016
Charleston Southern University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Singleton Baseball Complex on Friday, Oct. 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at CSU Ballpark and is open to the public.
CSU junior outfielder Chris Singleton, head baseball coach Stuart Lake, university president Dr. Jairy Hunter and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey are all scheduled to speak.
“Charleston Southern University is honored to support Chris Singleton and the CSU Baseball program,” said President Jairy C. Hunter. “We are excited to begin construction on a facility that we are confident will inspire and motivate generations of student-athletes in the years to come.”
The Singleton Baseball Complex will celebrate the life and legacy of Singleton’s mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, one of nine victims in June 2015’s shooting at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston.
Many CSU alumni and local businesses have stepped up to support the $1.5 million project. The 3,500 square-foot building will feature a baseball locker room, training room and the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center, as well as office space for coaches and staff. The facility will also have a stadium courtyard and a “Love is Stronger” memorial plaza at the entryway to CSU Ballpark.
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.