Donor To Match Gifts For Grace

WINONA LAKE – A donor has offered to match up to $200,000 in gifts made toward the construction of Grace College’s new $1.5 million track and field complex.
“We are excited to announce that all donations made to the Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to the amount of $200,000,” stated Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College. “Donors have already generously given $1.1 million toward this project. We are grateful for this substantial pledge to help raise the remaining $400,000 of the project’s funding. We believe this new complex will be a great asset to our campus and community.”
The Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex is expected to be completed by the fall. The sports facility will feature a 400-meter, nine-lane competition track; discus and hammer throw cages; high jump zone and pole vaulting facilities; long jump pits; javelin throw and shot put event areas; grandstand seating for 400 and a press box, according to a press release from Grace College.
The name of the complex is in memory of Bernard and Linnie Key, South Bend, whose lineage includes several Grace graduates. The Key family wanted to honor Bernard and Linnie for their many years of generosity, service and trust in God. The new complex will pay tribute to the Keys’ core values of “knowing the Word of God and running with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
“This addition to our athletics program will be a significant benefit to our athletes as well as the community,” stated Chad Briscoe, director of athletics at Grace College. “It will encourage our student-athletes in their pursuits, providing better training and hosting opportunities. We are excited to see how the new facility is used for the glory of God.”
For more information on the Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex, including how to donate to the project, visit or call 866-448-3472.

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