Tallahassee Journal

ETBU Honors Fallen Students With Symmetry Turf Field

ETBU Honors Fallen Students With Symmetry Turf Field

MARSHALL, TX – 1 Jun, 2017 – East Texas Baptist University recently held a ceremony to honor the one-year anniversary of the loss of two former football player’s lives.

Last April, freshmen D.J. McClintock, Jr. and Tre Harrison drowned while swimming off campus in Marshall.

A crowd of family, faculty, and staff from ETBU all gathered for a prayer service to honor their memory. ETBU football players released 96 balloons in honor of Tre who wore number 96 and 12 balloons in honor of D.J. who wore number 12.

ETBU president, Dr. Blair Blackburn, also had a special announcement at the ceremony.

Symmetry Turf announced its Genesis turf product would be released as a special edition “Genesis 4:9” version. The turf will have a 49 ounce face-wieght and a logo with “Genesis 4:9, I Am My Brother’s Keeper” installed on the field.

“That is a reminder for all of us to keep each other accountable to Christ,” said Blackburn.

One of the player’s lost his life while trying to save the other.

ETBU also voted later in the month to turf the baseball infield. Symmetry Turf is in the process of installing artificial turf on the softball field and the baseball infield.

The football field is completed and the school will host a camp led by the University of Texas on June 5.

Media Contact
Company Name: Symmetry Turf
Contact Person: Kelly Clark
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (214) 930-6416
Country: United States
Website: www.symmetryturf.com


January 2018
« Dec