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Ceremonies Held to Dedicate Harrington Field
Play Video Harrington family joins WWU President Bruce Shepard at dedication ceremonies (Photo by Danny Miller).
Harrington family joins WWU President Bruce Shepard at dedication ceremonies (Photo by Danny Miller).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BELLIMGHAM, Wash. - The formal dedication of the new Harrington Field on the south campus of Western Washington University was held last Saturday between games involving the Viking men's and women's soccer teams.

The project was made possible in part because of a $1 million gift from WWU alumnus Scott Harrington and his family. Harrington graduated in 1998 from Western's accounting program and played soccer for the Vikings.

The field is formally known as the Robert S. Harrington Field in honor of Scott's father, the late Robert Harrington, in recognition of the family's gift.

Among those participating in the dedication were WWU director of athletics Steve Card, WWU President Bruce Shepard, WWU Associated Student Body President Annika Wolters, and Scott Harrington.

WWU soccer scarves were  handed out to 500 students at the Wade King Recreation Center Flag Plaza. From there the students along with cheerleaders and the WWU Viking band participated in a  "March to the Match" for the field dedication and games.

The facility has an all-weather Astro Turf surface, bleacher seating for 500, and lighting for night use. It has allowed WWU to have soccer games on campus for the first time since 2000.

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