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Seminole State College and the Avedis Foundation

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The Avedis Foundation of Shawnee has partnered with Seminole State College to improve the economy, health and quality of life of Seminole and surrounding areas. The Avedis Foundation stepped forward to help the SSC Educational Foundation complete a seven-field athletic complex for college and youth baseball, softball and soccer teams in Seminole. The complex provides home fields for two of the college’s athletic programs and is used to host visiting teams, leagues and tournaments throughout the year – bringing thousands of visitors to the community. The construction of the complex has been the catalyst for economic development in Seminole – including stimulating plans for a new housing addition, a hotel, two restaurants and a family fun center. A special adaptive field for children and adults with physical and emotional challenges was constructed in the heart of the complex. The Avedis Field is home to Seminole’s “A League of Their Own” spring baseball season for children with disabilities and also provides mentoring and volunteer experiences for students at SSC and the local high school. The Avedis Foundation’s partnership with SSC demonstrates their investment in the future and their commitment to living up to their signature statement, “We’re here for good.”