The LCU will dedicate a new outdoor sports field on Wednesday

By Elizabeth Clarke, LCU News

PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Louisiana Christian University will dedicate the Blaine and Christine Broussard Sports Field on Wednesday, March 23.

LCU President Rick Brewer said he had wanted for several years to have an outdoor court where students and others could gather for a friendly game of basketball.

“Once I had significant financial support for the project, the wheels started rolling over the Christmas holidays,” Brewer said. “Two elders, a husband and a wife, were setting up a similar tribunal and because of their love and support for LCU. I asked if they would help do the same in college, and they did. We worked with Sport Court South, a professional outdoor court in Little Rock, Arkansas, owned by Paul LeFleur. They are great people to work with, who ensured that our correct varsity colors and sports logo were applied on the field.

While the court near Tudor Hall won’t officially open until Wednesday, the students enjoyed playing Brewer and others basketball on the outdoor court.

“It’s nice to see the president going out of his way to interact with his students,” said Caleb Howe, an upper secondary education student. “It shows that he cares about us and wants the best for LCU, and the new ground is great. It’s a nice addition to campus and a place to let loose, have fun and get away from tests, homework and stress.

His brother, Aaron, a 2021 LCU biology graduate who plans to attend medical school in the fall, echoed his brother’s praise.

“There’s no denying the basketball/competitive culture of the Louisiana Christian campus,” said Aaron Howe. “The field provides another outlet for students to get out, be active and compete with their peers, and playing with Dr. Brewer is always a great time. It brings an uplifting and lively vibe to any pickup game. It is also the best pick-and-roll, it puts solid screens. The court gives him another opportunity to do what he does best, actively engage with students on campus.

Gracee Bryant, a business administration/accounting major, said she liked the court giving LCU students another opportunity to get out and get active.

“I can already say it was a great success,” Bryant said. “It will be great for student organizations, activities like intramurals and ResLife events as well. It also increases the spirit of friendly competition at LCU. Even if you don’t play, coming to see never disappoints.

The dedication, scheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., is open to the public.

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