Young Bulldogs Sighted In Central Illinois
Always "on the ball," President Liberty extends Kettering's reach into American Youth Basketball in Illinois.
When Coach Neal Stimpert of Pekin, Ill., told Kettering University President Stan Liberty that he couldn’t find a sponsor for his 5th grade American Youth Basketball Tour (see: www.aybtour.com) team this summer, Dr. and Mrs. Liberty wrote a personal check so the 5th grade boys could compete in the 15-game, three-tournament season. But, then Coach Stimpert asked, “What will we call the team?” The answer was “kettering.edu” and this name, along with the Kettering Bulldog, was placed on the team’s uniforms and warm-up shirts for thousands of spectators to see. The team’s assistant coach is Johnny Denning.