SThe Garden City Community College Athletic Department held a dedication ceremony for Conestoga Arena and Ron Schwartz Court on Saturday, February 17, during the halftime of the home men’s game vs. Coffeyville Community College. This was the official dedication of the new floor and gym improvements made possible by the generous donation of Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC.
Plans for improvements to the arena and the floor were announced last year during the halftime of the men’s basketball game on February 15, 2017. At that time, a new floor plan for the main gymnasium was unveiled. A new floor installation, a new student bleacher system and a new volleyball standard were all part of the construction that began in May of 2017.
The new gym floor was renamed Ron Schwartz Court, in honor of a long-standing GCCC Board of Trustee member, who passed April 2016, after a long and brave fight with cancer. Ron and his wife Janie were fixtures in the stands of every sport and activity at GCCC, and proud supporters of Broncbuster Basketball. Janie Schwartz and her family were on hand for the celebration and dedication.