Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008
Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will dedicate the Vince Dooley
Athletic Complex, Saturday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m., before UGA’s
football game with Georgia Tech. The ceremony will be held in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, 1 Selig Circle, and will be followed by a ribbon cutting for the complex and unveiling of a statue depicting a victorious Dooley being hoisted on the shoulders of players from his 1980 national championship team.
The dedication ceremony program will include remarks by Georgia Governor
Sonny Perdue, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, UGA President Michael F. Adams and Billy Payne, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club and the
Masters Tournament, and a former football player under Dooley who served as chairman and CEO of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Other program participants include UGA Director of Athletics Damon Evans, swim coach Jack Bauerle, former gymnast Heather Stepp McCormick and the two student- athlete representatives to the UGA Athletic Association board, Maria Taylor and Michael Green.
The athletic complex on the southwest end of campus includes Butts-Mehre
Heritage Hall, Spec Towns Track, the Woodruff Practice Fields, Stegeman
Coliseum, the Coliseum Training Facility, the Rankin M. Smith, Sr.
Student-Athlete Academic Center, Foley Baseball Field, the Dan Magill
Tennis Complex including the Henry Feild Tennis Stadium and the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Tennis Courts.
A garden and sculpture commemorating Dooley has been constructed at the
corner of Pinecrest Drive and Lumpkin Street, adjacent to the Butts-
Mehre Heritage Hall.