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Charleston Southern dedicating Singleton Baseball Complex Monday

Chris Singleton [L], Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (Provided)

Charleston Southern University will host a dedication ceremony for the Singleton Baseball Complex on Monday, Feb. 5.

The complex is named for Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, mother of former CSU baseball player, Chris Singleton. She was killed June 17, 2015, in the Emanuel AME shooting.

The complex, set for its public debut Monday at 4 p.m., also will include a two-story 3,500-sq.-ft. building, a memorial plaza and a stadium courtyard, university officials say.

Inside the complex will be the Sharonda Coleman-Singleton Enrichment Center, which university officials say will be used to celebrate her life and legacy, and serve as a gathering space for athletes to learn and grow spiritually and academically.

In addition to the Enrichment Center, the first floor of the complex will house a locker room and training room, the university says.

The memorial plaza will recognize outstanding CSU Baseball alumni, and a "Love is Stronger" memorial will be dedicated in honor of the victims, survivors and the families of the Emanuel Nine.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr., CSU president; Adam Ward, CSU baseball head coach; Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; Chris Singleton, son of Sharonda Coleman-Singleton; and Rev. Anthony Thompson, husband of the late Myra Thompson.

The dedication is open to the public. Parking will be available in the lot beside the Buccaneer Field House on Buc Club Boulevard, with overflow parking available in the lots by the Whitfield Stadium Center.

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