Donates $1 Million Dollars to Citadel
Charleston, S.C.---Major General John S. Grinalds and Director of Athletics, Les Robinson announced Saturday afternoon that Citadel graduate and Boynton Beach, Florida attorney Gene Moore III, has given The Citadel a $1 million gift for the revitalization of historic Johnson Hagood Stadium.
"It is a privilege and an honor to be able to make this grant. I am confident that had I not received the principled training which I did as a member of the Citadel Corps of Cadets, I would neverhave been in a position to achieve the degree of success which I have in life and in business to enable me to do so," Moore stated.
"I can only hope that my example will "kick-start" other members of The Citadel family to respond in kind and put this program over the top."
Moore, a member of the class of 1950 and Mike Company, graduated from the military college of South Carolina with a B.A. in political science and played basketball and baseball while a member of The Citadel's famed Corps of Cadets. Moore then continued his education at the University of Florida where he obtained a law degree in 1953.
A native of Charleston, WV, he served on active duty as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Major General John Grinalds, president of The Citadel, said the gift would have a dramatic impact on the stadium renovation project. "For years, maybe even decades, we have been talking about how we need to renovate the stadium. Now Gene Moore has turned all this talk into action with his very significant gift."
"Gene Moore's support of Citadel athletics and his very generous gift will help our efforts immensely in providing players and fans with a first-class facility for our football program," Robinson stated. "It is the support of loyal alumni like Gene Moore that make big ideas turn into a reality."
Moore's gift is a significant step in making this project happen. The revitalization project's goal is to refurbish Johnson Hagood Stadium that was built in 1948 by the City of Charleston and has been the home of Citadel Football for over 50 years. The first football game played at Johnson Hagood took place on October 16, 1948 between The Citadel and Davidson College.