Skyhawks Set To Fly At W.B. Mason Stadium At Stonehill College
June 2, 2005
The College’s new, multi-purpose athletic facility will be named the W. B. Mason Stadium at Stonehill College.
W.B. Mason President and CEO Leo Meehan, who is also a Stonehill trustee and alumnus, announced that the Company and its alumni employees have committed $1.5 million toward cost of the almost $4 million project.
“We are proud to move to the next level in the W.B. Mason-Stonehill partnership and to have our name associated with such an outstanding local athletic initiative. We have partnerships at Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium and now at the College. This is the ultimate expression of the W.B. Mason-Stonehill relationship,” said Meehan at the annual President’s Dinner at Stonehill, Thursday, June 2.
Before his remarks to more than 750 dinner guests, Meehan introduced a video highlighting the connections between Stonehill and W.B. Mason, which began when Meehan joined the company, the first Stonehill alumnus to do so, soon after he graduated in 1975.
Today, more than 60 Stonehill alumni work at W. B. Mason and they were present at the President’s Dinner to mark the historic occasion.
Since 1992, the company has sponsored the W. B. Mason Forum at Stonehill, which invites leading public figures to discuss issues affecting Southeastern Massachusetts. Among the guests at the Mason Forum have been White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Massachusetts Governor William Weld, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, Senator Paul Tsongas and White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater.
“The W.B. Mason-Stonehill partnership continues to unfold in new and exciting ways. We extend our deep appreciation to the partners at W. B. Mason – Leo, Steve Greene, John Greene, and Tom Golden as well as our many alumni who work there. Individually and collectively, everyone at the Company has made great things happen at Stonehill though our dynamic relationship,” said Rev. Mark T. Cregan, C.S.C., president of Stonehill College.
Currently under construction just north of the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex, the 2,400-seat W.B. Mason Stadium at Stonehill College will be completed in time for the start of the fall athletic season and will be one of the premier athletic facilities in the Northeast 10-Conference.
The multi-purpose outdoor facility will also have a 400-meter, eight-lane track, artificial turf, specialty areas for track and field events, and lighting for evening use. The football, field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams will play their games at there.
Stonehill athletics comprises 14 sports, 20 varsity teams and over 400 student-athletes. Eighty percent of Stonehill students participate in intramural sports.
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