Student-Led Donald H. Funk Field Day of Giving Set for Feb. 3

by Zach Freeman

February 1, 2021

Posted in: Athletics, Community, Other

YES WE CAN illustration for stadium giving projectThe Donald H. Funk Field on the campus of Lancaster Bible College has been a tremendous addition to the college community since it opened in September 2018. The Lancaster Bible men’s and women’s soccer teams play on the field, as do the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams. In addition to those four teams, many other squads utilize the field as well during the winter months.

The field has been used for intramural sports as well, and many club teams around the Lancaster area have also used the space, thus bringing the local community on campus too. It’s clear to see the field has made an immediate impact for the college and local community, but the current student-athletes at Lancaster Bible want to make even more of a statement with the Donald H. Funk Field, and that is why on Feb. 3, 2021, they want to raise a significant amount of money to help make the next phase of the Donald H. Funk Field project a reality.

Phase II of the Donald H. Funk Field Project centers around the field becoming a stadium. Seating will be built along one side of field, as will a brand new facade along the back side of the bleachers. The stadium will allow for more events to be held at the Donald H. Funk Field, and will also benefit both the college community and the local community.

Led by a fantastic group of student-athlete leaders and professors on campus, student-athletes at Lancaster Bible are hoping to raise $100,000 on the first Wednesday in February, and get the next phase of the project underway.

“Our vision is to come together as a Lancaster Bible student body and committee to see the continued growth of our beloved institution,” said Lancaster Bible men’s basketball student-athlete Tyler Norris. “This is important because we wholeheartedly believe in the mission of the college, and we want to continue to see more students become disciples of Christ here at Lancaster Bible. We believe this project will draw more potential students and student-athletes to consider attending the institution.”

From 8 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 3, this student-led initiative will seek to unite the college community and contribute to the growth of the institution and athletic program. In addition to raising money for the Donald H. Funk Field Project, students at Lancaster Bible can also raise money for their respective academic department, club or athletic program as well. For every $5,000 raised by an academic department, club or sports team, $500 will be plugged back into that specific group for their use and benefit.

View the Stadium Project Video here

Donations can be made directly to the stadium give website, and any questions can be directed to the Advancement Office on the campus of Lancaster Bible College at 717.560.8211 or advancement@lbc.edu.

Norris said he and the student-group leading the project are excited for Feb. 3, and are hopeful people inside and outside of the college will feel called to give.

“Proverbs 18:16 says, ‘A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great,’ and my hope and dream is that this effort would usher the Lancaster Bible student body and community into the presence of God,” Norris explained. I also hope that our counter-cultural effort would grip the outside community influenced by Lancaster Bible. Who has ever heard of students giving back to their college or university while still being enrolled as students? This has the potential to draw some awesome attention for the glory of God!”

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