What’s the name of a field worth?
Apparently a million dollars.
Pen Air Federal Credit Union took its partnership with the University of West Florida to another level Wednesday morning with a $1 million gift to the Pensacola school.
In doing so, the artificial turf field, which is expected to one day be the site of an on-campus stadium, will be named Pen Air Federal Credit Union Field.
“You don’t get too many million dollar gifts,” UWF President Dr. Judy Bense said. “We have a few, don’t get me wrong, and we have had more than million in a gift before, but for a brand new team, for a brand new field and a brand new sport, it (this gift) is outrageously important.”
Bense, who will retire in December, created the vision for football nearly a decade ago and has watched the dream become a reality over the last seven years.
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