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Shorter College Hosting Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Artificial Turf Field

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Rome, Ga. - Shorter College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the official opening of the Ben Brady Field at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. The ceremony will be held at the field, located behind the college's Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex and near the Bass Village student residences.

Shorter began work on the regulation-size artificial turf field in August. The project utilized some of the latest laser-grading technology and highest-quality synthetic turf, according to Shorter College President Dr. Harold E. Newman. The field is being used as a practice facility for the college's varsity and junior varsity football teams, men's and women's soccer teams, and the Shorter marching band; it will also be used for intramural activities.

The Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation helped support the improvements to the field, which included the turf installation and lighting. The Shorter College Board of Trustees recently approved naming the facility the Ben Brady Field in honor of Mr. Brady, a philanthropist who supported religious causes, including those in the area of higher education.

In the case of rain on Monday, Oct. 26, a rain date has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.

Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South's best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor's degrees in 48 major areas, master's level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu