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Cedarville University to Dedicate 60,000 Square-Foot Doden Field House

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Cedarville University will dedicate its Doden Field House on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. The 60,000 square-foot building contains four courts that can be used for indoor tennis, basketball, volleyball, and other sports. A 200-meter track accommodates indoor track meets as well as casual walking and jogging. The Field House is named after the late Rev. Chester A. Doden, father of Cedarville University Trustee Daryle Doden. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

January 7, 2005

The 60,000 square-foot structure is named after the late Rev. Chester A. Doden, father of Cedarville University Trustee Daryle Doden. The son of German immigrants, the Rev. Doden grew up on an Iowa farm, receiving just an eighth-grade education. Yet he later went on to graduate from Chicago`s Moody Bible Institute and serve more than 40 years as a pastor, sharing God`s Word with churches in rural America. The Doden Field House contains four courts that can be used for indoor tennis, basketball, volleyball, and other sports. A 200-meter track accommodates indoor track meets as well as casual walking and jogging. This versatile building has also been used to successfully host Cedarville University`s 2004 commencement, class meetings, basketball and volleyball camps, Homecoming activities, and a variety of youth events. The Doden Field House is part of the $12.8 million Recreation Center complex, which was added on to the renovated Callan Athletic Center in the fall of 2003. Additional portions of the complex are the Fitness Center and The Petticrew Clinic. For more information about the complex, visit the Recreation Center Web site at www.cedarville.edu/academics/hhp/reccenter. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public. Media interested in covering this event should call the University public relations office at 937-766-7808. -30-