Construction Begins on Grace College Track Complex
Officials at Grace College in Winona Lake have broken ground an athletic facility. The Bernard & Linnie Key Track and Field Complex is expected to be complete in the fall. The school has raised $1.1 million for the project.
The complex will be named in honor of a South Bend couple whose family has multiple connections to the school. Margaret Key, daughter of Bernard and Linnie, said "although not wealthy, my parents shared generously, trusting God to provide for their needs. In honor of my parents’ legacy of faithful trust and dependence on God, our family chose to provide the foundational gift." Bernard died in 1962 and Linnie in 1992.
The university says the gift from the family was "catalytic." Grace College says the complex will include 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. It will allow the school to host home meets for the first time.
The school is looking to raise $1.3 million for the project on the 180-acre campus.