I would like to thank the Sweetwater Reporter for the recent article regarding the new turf installation that will take place this Spring in Mustang Bowl.
The tremendous gift from Mr. Durham is the second time that he has stepped up and made a huge donation to SISD. Both of these were from a man who asked for nothing in return, in fact it was the SISD School Board who suggested that the nearly $1,000,000 in selfless donations made by this gentleman be acknowledged in a special way.
Mustang Bowl is a special place, it always will be the Home of the Mustangs, it always will be the place of many special Mustang seasons, it will always be Mustang Bowl. Many, many Mustang teams and their classmates have had wonderful memories, victories, and graduation ceremonies in this special place. I am very proud of the improvements that have been able to keep the facility in great shape and a destination for continued Sammy Baugh Classics, playoff games, and future special events.
The new turf and the honoring of Larry Durham’s donation is changing nothing. Mustang Bowl is and will always be “The Mustang Bowl,” a new playing surface with a generous donor’s name on it only adds to the great facility. It will allow a safer environment for the athletes using it, continued use by many other SISD school and community groups, more outside teams and their fans coming into and spending money with Sweetwater retailers, and most of all, continue to make Mustang Bowl the talk of West Texas like it has been for 70 + years.