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Razorbacks: Fowlers donate to improve facilities

HOOVER, Ala. — Arkansas has announced that it has received a $2.5 million donation to help fun the baseball and track indoor practice facility.

The Wallace and Jama Fowler family provided the gift, which will go toward a project with a total cost of $9.1 million. The facility will be named the Fowler Family Baseball and Track Training Center pending approval from the Board of Trustees

“We are grateful to members of the Wallace and Jama Fowler family for their $2.5 million gift in support of this beautiful new facility,” Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said. “The Fowlers’ generous support of our institution and our students has been extraordinary. Their most recent gift for the Fowler Family Baseball and Track Training Center has helped provide Razorback student-athletes, in three of our most successful programs, a significant competitive advantage in the SEC and nationally.

“We are extremely honored to have the Fowlers name associated with such a transformational facility for our program.”

The 52,000-square foot facility is nearly completed and includes an indoor practice area for the Arkansas baseball team. There is a full-sized practice infield, throwing areas, batting areas and team spaces.

It also includes an expansive area for track meets and indoor throwing events.

Fundraising for the facility, which is part of a three-pronged project that also includes the basketball practice facility and academic center, is ongoing. The project is being funded through capital gifts, athletic revenues and proceeds from bonds.

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