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Greg & Dottie Clendenin Locker Room Named

May 15, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. (left), and Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber (right), present Greg and Dottie Clendenin with a plaque to commemorate their gift.

Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. (left), and Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber (right), present Greg and Dottie Clendenin with a plaque to commemorate their gift.

In honor of their continued support of Liberty Athletics and the Flames' baseball program, the locker room inside the Crowder/Muckel Fieldhouse was named the Greg and Dottie Clendenin Locker Room, and dedicated to the generous couple during Thursday's Big South clash with Radford.

The Clendenin's are responsible for a $100,000 gift to help provide the lights at Worthington Stadium, which debuted last season for a facility record crowd, on March 28, 2008, in a contest against nationally ranked Coastal Carolina.

"We would like to thank Greg and Dottie Clendenin for their love of Liberty University and Liberty Baseball, which has been tangibly demonstrated by their willingness to give so generously of their resources," said Liberty Assistant Athletics Director for Development Bob Good. "Greg is a tremendous example of what a Liberty alum should be, as he feels a responsibility to give back to the university that helped to prepare him for success in life. As the Lord has blessed Greg, he has chosen to be a blessing to others, including Liberty University. It is exciting to see individuals like Greg and Dottie being willing to partner with Liberty Athletics to improve our facilities, because this kind of support is needed to help take our program to national prominence."

Greg Clendenin is a Liberty alum and played catcher on the first Flames baseball team in 1973, helping lay the foundation for the program's success over the years. The couple currently lives in Orlando, Fla., with their two sons, George and Charlie.

"The experiences I enjoyed at Liberty and the things I learned at this wonderful university were life changing," reflected Greg Clendenin. "I was able to apply what I learned here into my business and I credit the experience at Liberty for the reason for our business success."

And business success is exactly what the Clendenins experienced, as Greg owned and operated Florida's largest independent pest control company before selling and retiring. The Clendenins were in attendance for Liberty's victory over arch-rival Radford on Thursday, 9-8, as Greg tossed out the first pitch. Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., and Liberty Director of Athletics Jeff Barber presented the Clendenins with a plaque between the sixth and seventh innings of Thursday's game to commemorate their gift.

"I really believe in what the university stands for and what is being done here," said Greg Clendenin "What is being accomplished at Liberty is having an tremendous affect on people's lives and we want to continue to support that. I have a heart for the baseball team, so we channel some of our support directly to the baseball program. It was great to see the team and see how good they are. We had a lot of fun being here in Lynchburg this week."