Groundbreaking Scheduled for KU's Booth Family Hall of Athletics

May 11, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The official groundbreaking for the Booth Family Hall of Athletics at the University of Kansas will take place Saturday, May 21, at 9:15 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

The ceremony will be held on the East lobby veranda of Allen Fieldhouse. (In the event of rain, the ceremony will move to inside the East lobby.) KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Athletics Director Lew Perkins and members of the Booth family will take part in the ceremony.

The Booth Family Hall of Athletics, which will be housed in an addition to the east side of Allen Fieldhouse, was made possible through more than $4 million in gifts and pledges from the children and grandchildren of the late Gilbert and Betty Booth, longtime Jayhawk fans and Lawrence residents. Booth family members pledging their support are David and Suzanne Booth of Los Angeles, and their children, Erin and Chandler; Mark and Lauren Bacich Booth of London, and their children, Miles, Coco and Cyrus; Mark and Jane Booth Berkley of Tescott, Kan., and their children and spouses, Stuart and Tina Berkley, Elizabeth and Pete Reininga, and Melissa and Marko Ungashick.

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