World champ Carol Finsrud donates field for Texas throws meets

Carol is discus specialist, but does all throws.

Seth Brower, the world-class meet diector, writes from Texas: “Some pretty exciting news. [Hall of Famer] Carol Finsrud is going to let us use her Atlas Field outside Lockhart (her training area) for future throws meets.  It will be such a relief to have a place I can count on for throws meets and even clinics. It already has the basic throwing areas. But need to purchase a cage, pour another pad, and do some other improvements.”

Whatta a sense of humor!   Actually, she means it. Lady can throw that platter thingee.

Whatta a sense of humor! Actually, she means it. Lady can throw that thingee.

Seth’s note continues:

I am asking for help on a few items:

1) The approximate cost of the cage, pad, and installation is about $5000. The Lions can do part of this, but need a little help. If you or a business you are associated with might be able to assist, that sure would be appreciated.

2) When constructing the pad, there is an aluminum frame available through Gil Athletics that is set in the concrete to maintain the form. Cost is $620 plus shipping. I know that can probably be constructed for less.  So if you or someone you know can possibly do this, that would be nice to know. Here is the link showing the frame (item 367) and also a specs page.

3) If you are in the Central Texas area and know someone who does concrete work, please contact me. We want to get this completed in the next month or so to be ready for the Last Chance Throws Meet on Dec. 6.

Thanks again to Carol for use of her property!

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October 2, 2014

4 Responses

  1. John Stilbert - October 4, 2014

    Here’s the sign on the gate at Carol’s “Atlas Field”.

  2. wayne bennett - October 4, 2014

    What a great act from a great lady. Love the gate sign. Her attitude is one of graciousness and helpfulness for those who know her and I’m not even a thrower.

  3. Ken Stone - October 4, 2014

    Couldn’t resist the photo, John. Added to post.

  4. Joan Stratton - October 6, 2014

    Will be happy to send in a small contribution. Just tell me how to do it!!

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