North Greenville College dedicated its newly named Ashmore Baseball Field on Wednesday, February 19, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. The dedicatory ceremony took place just prior to the 2 p.m. baseball game between the North Greenville Mounties and the Mars Hill Lions. The Ashmore Field is to honor Richard A. Ashmore and Russell C. Ashmore, Jr, but was named in loving memory of their parents, Russell C., Sr. and Nelle B. Ashmore. The Ashmore family has owned and operated Ashmore Asphalt Co. in Greer, SC for many years.
In 1979, Russell, Sr. was responsible for the initial work on the NGC baseball field.
Russell Ashmore, Jr. responded, “My mother attended North Greenville Baptist Academy and my father was a member of the NGC Council of Advisors. My family has always had a deep regard and love for the college and all that it stands for. I am grateful for the progress of the college in recent years and call it nothing short of a miracle. I appreciate all the folks who are part of NGC and am confident that each his committed to NGC and the Lord.”
Richard Ashmore commented, “I would like to recognize our sons and families who are taking over the reins of the company. They are working hard to turn a profit so that we can continue to support worthy causes such as North Greenville College.”
A luncheon was given for the Ashmore families and invited guests in the Paul E. Moore Hall of the Hayes Ministry Center on the NGC campus.
Printed in the April 1997 issue of the NGC Alumni Newsletter.