Ken White Athletic Center Ribbon Cutting



Last Friday, the ribbon was officially cut to celebrate the grand opening of the Ken White Athletic Center, CHS’s brand new 7,000-square-foot, multi-purpose athletic training facility.

The building’s namesake, long-time CHS supporter, community leader, and philanthropist, Ken White, is excited about the opportunities that the facility will provide for student-athletes of all ages. “I support CHS because I believe in strong Christian, academic, and athletic environments,” said White. “An indoor space to train will give our outdoor sports an advantage by being able to practice 365 days a year.” 

The Ken White Athletic Center is the third athletic facility White has donated to the surrounding communities. White’s ties to CHS make him the ideal visionary for the project. A long-time member of the CHS Foundation Board, Inc., White continues to serve the school in various capacities, as his grandchildren have been recipients of the CHS experience. 

Located adjacent to Darin McClure Field, the facility’s primary use will be as a batting and training space for the school’s baseball and softball teams. However, with retractable netting, the facility was constructed with additional sports in mind as CHS continues to expand its athletic programming and indoor practice space remains a premium and will serve as a significant asset to the school’s rapidly-growing campus. 

The project was led by Blake Brindle, owner of Fox & Brindle Construction Co., Inc., located in Calhoun, Ga. Over the summer, Brindle and team completed facility renovations, upgrades, and enhancements to the school’s campus and are looking forward to continuing to serve the CHS community as valuable partners. In addition to batting and training areas, the Ken White Athletic Center includes turfed spaces, restrooms, team meeting rooms, athletic offices, storage rooms, and more. 

Athletic Director of Development Hal Lamb is excited to witness the continued growth in the school’s athletic facilities. “Our goal is to provide the best facilities and opportunities for our student-athletes,” said Lamb. “We believe the new Ken White Athletic Center will generate a great deal of excitement as we continue to help build and enhance our athletic programs.” 

Varsity softball and baseball coach and Head of School Kent Harrison feels blessed by the generosity of White. “I am beyond grateful for the generosity, vision, and support that Ken White continues to contribute to Christian Heritage,” said Harrison. “His desire to bring such a significant project to fruition for our student-athletes allows us to make this dream a reality.”