Fort Scott, Ks–Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) was recently gifted the building(s) on 14 S. Hill St. in Fort Scott, KS from Ann and Bill McCort of Crawford Sales. The property consists of two buildings which will be re-purposed as an athletic training center for the FSCC Greyhound Athletic Program. The northern building is approximately 3,500 square feet and will house the weight training area, turf, training room, office space, and restrooms. The southern building is approximately 4,800 square feet and will consist of indoor turf, indoor netting for baseball and softball, and will have a retractable center to provide maximum flexibility for this space.
“It became a priority to find a way to help our student-athletes with a new athletic facility. We have severely outgrown our current weight room and have no indoor workout facility to use for softball, football, track, cross country, and golf. This impacts a large number of our athletes and it makes it very difficult to stay competitive in the Jayhawk Conference. We are so thankful to Bill and Ann McCort as they have gifted the College a building here in Fort Scott”, says Jeff Tadtman, Chief Development Officer.
FSCC is dedicated to student success on the field, on the court, and in the classroom. FSCC athletics play an important role in one of our central missions of cultural diversity and inclusion. Our student-athletes help to enrich the experience of all students’ educational knowledge and understanding.
“In order for Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) to achieve the type of transformational success to benefit our students, we must invest in Greyhound Athletics. FSCC is dedicated to the goal of improving our athletic facilities to enhance the overall experience for our student-athletes. This investment needs to come from within, but also from our alumni and fans. Our needs have never been greater or more impactful on our future”, says Tom Havron, Vice President of Student Affairs. “The Hound Pound project is designed to provide a top-notch facility for our students of all sports, ensuring success within the competitive KJCCC.”
If you would like more information regarding the Hound Pound project or would like to become a financial contributor, please contact the FSCC Foundation at 620.223.2700 ext. 5830 or go to fortscott.edu and click “Donate Now” at the top of the screen.