Gift will allow completion of Hall of Champions
MURRAY, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2014) — Murray State University announced a $250,000 gift from alumnus Dr. Robert G. Burton Sr. and family to complete the Hall of Champions, which will highlight the university’s great collegiate athletics history. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015.
The 2,300-s.f. facility, “The Burton Family Hall of Champions,” will highlight men’s and women’s sports, including football and basketball, and will showcase championship teams, All-American players and Hall of Fame members.
“This gift will allow Racer athletics to fulfill a long-time dream of centralizing our recognition areas and displaying the long and distinguished history of our programs,” said Allen Ward, director of athletics. “I am indeed grateful to Dr. Burton and the Burton family for their generosity and support.”
Burton was captain of the 1962 football team and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He has been recognized by Murray State University as a Distinguished Alumnus, recipient of the Golden Horseshoe award and member of the Racer Athletics Hall of Fame.