Tom Roy Field at Grace College
When Tom Roy founded UPI in 1980, he did so with the belief that he could use the game of baseball to impact young lives, coaches, families and fans. Our mission with Grace Baseball is the same, and it has been the same since 1960 — to use our platform to change lives for Christ.
Athletics are an important part of the Grace experience. They provide an opportunity for our students to develop and grow spiritually both on and off the field. Today, 1/4 of Grace students participate in varsity athletics. In recent years, God has blessed Grace tremendously, allowing the college to build a new soccer stadium, track & field complex, and softball stadium.
Baseball is in desperate need of an upgrade, falling far behind other schools in the Crossroads League and the rest of the facilities at Miller Athletic Complex. Competing schools have installed turf infields, press boxes, clubhouses, grandstand seating and sunken dugouts, putting Grace well behind in terms of field of play and other amenities.
A new stadium would give Grace a central, lasting ministry platform. It helps sustain a vision of ministry through baseball. We see the new Tom Roy Field as a “home base” to cement a legacy to baseball ministry and incorporate new ministry events with a location to host large scale events with athletes, families, MLB players and community connections. A new stadium also creates a platform to promote, build and incorporate goals for future ministry growth.
Read the full Case for Support here.
- Turf Field Naming Gift – $500,000
- 1st Base Dugout – $200,000
- 3rd Base Dugout – $200,000
- Home Plate & Pitchers’ Mound (2) – $100,000
- Bases (3) – $50,000
- Turf Bullpens (2) – $25,000
- A display for donors who contribute will be installed. Any gift commitment of $1,000 or more will be publicly recognized.