TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas held a grand-opening ceremony March 22 for its new softball complex, which includes a new field, batting cages and a concession stand.
The Rev. Nathan Bostian, TMI chaplain, delivered an invocation; Stephen Walker, executive chairman of the TMI Board of Governors, gave a brief welcome; and TMI Headmaster John W. Cooper, Ph.D., thanked parents, donors and vendors for their contributions toward making the new facilities possible.
“We’re delighted to be starting the season with new facilities that are among the finest in the city, all thanks to the generosity of those who have contributed to our TMI athletics program,” Cooper said, noting that the softball roster was the largest in years, with several all-district players returning. “We’re proud to be able to offer such a safe, comfortable and dynamic environment for all our student-athletes, visitors and spectators.”
Each contributor was presented with a “Golden Glove” award in recognition of their gifts to the school’s athletic program.
The ceremony was followed by a varsity game against San Antonio Christian Schools. The Rt. Rev. Gary R. Lillibridge, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, threw out the first pitch. TMI won the grand opening game, 21-7.