Ken Langone has pledged over $11 million to Bucknell University to be put to use in the creation and construction of The Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center. After two years of development, the site is now fully functional and open to use for students, faculty, staff, alumni and varsity-athletes. One of the goals of The Langone Athletic and Recreation Center was to provide facilities for all of the Bucknell Community.
One of the special qualities of the Langone Athletics and Recreation Center is the manner in which it supplements the pre-existing facilities. The brand new construction surrounds Gerhard Fieldhouse and historic Davis Gymnasium, which has been restored as a competition venue for the Bison volleyball team, as well as intramural, recreation and other varsity practice activities.
As Bucknell continues to strive toward its mission of setting the standard of excellence in college athletics, the Langone Athletics and Recreation Center becomes the centerpiece in an already impressive cache of athletics facilities that includes the 13,100-seat Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium and its newly installed FieldTurf and 8-lane track surface; the scenic Bucknell University Golf Club; Depew Field, the home of the Bison baseball team; the spacious West Fields for softball, soccer and other club and intramural activities; and Graham Field, dedicated on September 20, 2003, a brand new artificial turf playing surface for the Bison field hockey team.
The founder of Home Depot Ken Langone graduated from Bucknell University in 1957 with degrees in both Political Science and Economics. From 1980-1996 the illustrious alumnus served Bucknell as a member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board for Nominating and Endowments Committees and as a board member of the Executive Committee.
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