In the Fall of 2011, a new and improved Clark Field turf and track reopened following a $4 million renovation project made possible through $3 million in private gifts and $1 million from Recreational Sports. The newly renovated facility has been renamed the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field in honor of former chairman of the Texas System Board of Regents and University alumni H. Scott Caven Jr. and his wife, Vivien, who made the first significant gift to launch the renovation.

The Cavens’ desire to upgrade the field, make it more accessible to students and redevelop it to accommodate lacrosse club sports, was done in memory of their son, Scotty Caven, a University of Texas Plan II Honors student whose athletic passion was lacrosse, and in honor of the many Caven family members who have been involved with the University for more than 90 years.

The renovated field includes a new synthetic turf, refurbished track, new exercise stations and new pedestrian bridge across Waller Creek. The pedestrian bridge links the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark Field with the Recreational Sports Center. The renovated facility offers opportunities for informal recreation and provides UT sport clubs such as Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse with space for practice and competition.

There are still many opportunities to become a part of the project. Donors of $1,000 or more through February 1 will be named on a plaque to be installed spring 2012. Click here to make a donation.

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