Jan. 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wharton County Junior College will celebrate the grand opening of Corbett Park at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. The $1.7 million ballpark was made possible through a donation from Houston resident Duncan Corbett. Pictured, left to right, are Corbett, his sister, Virginia Carrington, and WCJC President Betty McCrohan.
WHARTON, TEXAS – Wharton County Junior College is inviting the public to share in the celebration marking the completion of its new Corbett Park.
A grand opening event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the ballpark, which is located on Horton Foote Drive on WCJC’s Wharton campus, 911 Boling Highway. Free hotdogs, drinks and giveaways of special memorabilia will all be part of the festivities. The public is invited and admission is free. Gates open at noon.
Following the ceremony, the Pioneers baseball team will take on the Coastal Bend College Cougars.
“We hope that community members from the college’s service area join us for the grand opening,” said Zina Carter, WCJC’s director of marketing, communications and advancement. “The event offers a wonderful opportunity for guests to visit the beautiful Wharton campus, to celebrate the park opening and to enjoy a baseball game. Free hot dogs, drinks and commemorative giveaways will be available while they last.”
The $1,721,331 project includes batting cages, an air-conditioned press box, stadium seating for 440 spectators, renovations to the existing restrooms and the addition of a concession stand. Houston resident Duncan Corbett provided a gift to the college for the project. The college also funded a portion of the project.
“Duncan Corbett has been an integral part of this project and I want to publicly thank him for his generosity,” said WCJC President Betty McCrohan. “Mr. Corbett’s generosity has afforded WCJC one of the best ballparks in the region.”