Butler County Times Gazette
  • Butler fan donates to sports complex

  • Alan Pressnell overheard some people talking about the donation opportunities for the new sports complex and wanted to get involved himself.


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  • Alan Pressnell overheard some people talking about the donation opportunities for the new sports complex and wanted to get involved himself.
    Pressnell, who is an “honorary” coach at Butler Community College, is closely involved with the football program.  He attends the team practices and can be seen on the sidelines of every home game.
    Now he wanted to contribute toward the BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
    “We were discussing the Recognition Entry Way, and the Wall of Champions,” said Ryan Murry, co-chair of the Recognition Entry Way Campaign. “I didn’t even realize that Al was listening to what I was saying.”
    Then about a week later, Pressnell called Murry and said, “Hey, how can I get my name on the Wall of Champions at that new stadium?”  
    “I replied, ‘Well Al, you have to donate a thousand bucks to get on that wall,’” Murry recalled. “He said ‘okay’ and hung up.”
    About a week after that, Murry was sitting in his office when Pressnell came in to see him.  He was accompanied by his father, who started asking questions about the project.  
    “After I explained to him what Al had overheard, his father pulled out his checkbook and said,
    ‘The college and this community have been so good to Al, his name needs to be on that new stadium,’” Murry said.
    He presented Murry with a check to Partners In Education for $1,000.
    Pressnell’s name will be among those engraved on the Wall of Champions at the new sports complex.  “This project is special to Al and many others,” said Murry. “We’re very happy he’ll have his name on that stadium.”

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