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St. Joseph Christian dedicates Terry Glidewell Baseball Concession Stand

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The concession stand on St. Joseph Christian Field was built and inaugurated in honor of Terry Glidewell. Photo by Tommy Rezac.

BY TOMMY REZAC

St. Joseph Post

St. Joseph’s Christian Faculty hosted a dedication ceremony on Thursday afternoon prior to the Lions baseball game against Pattonsburg.

The school officially inaugurated the Terry Glidewell Baseball Concession Stand on the baseball field.

Terry was the mother of St. Joseph Christian alum and star pitcher Levi Glidewell, who helped Lions take two titles in a row in 2017 and 18 – the first two seasons of the St. Joe Christian baseball program.

Terry died in 2018 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. After that, her husband Jeff and the school administration got together to try to find the best way to honor her memory.

A concession booth on the baseball field was the unanimous choice.

“It was also something our school needed,” said Co-Superintendent Danny Maggart. “It was a breeze that we managed to do this. We’re just so grateful for the opportunity to remember Terry that way. “

The concession booth was delivered to the school about a year ago, but with COVID canceling last year’s season, the inauguration ceremony had been a little delayed.

Delayed, but no less meaningful.

“It’s really just a privilege to not only build this facility the school needed, but also to have something in Terry’s memory,” said Jeff. “She was just so dedicated to our son and has seen different sports over the years. And she was so dedicated to the school. “

Numerous parents and community members gathered at the stadium Thursday to hear stories about Terry and Levi’s memorable career as a player. This included a 17-hit performance against East Atchison in 2019 and another no-no performance with 16 hits against Braymer the same year.

“It doesn’t matter that you remember me,” Jeff said as he addressed the crowd at the ceremony. “It doesn’t even matter that you remember how amazing Levi was in his three years as a baseball player. The important thing is that you remember Terry’s legacy. “

It’s a legacy and influence that Jeff saw in his son on the hill.

“He had nerves of steel,” Jeff said of Levi. “And I just think about how Terry can handle any situation. Chemotherapy, radiation, whatever and don’t complain. Levi had exactly the same mental hardness as his mother on the hill. “

Jeff and Levi Glidewell bow their heads in prayer during the dedication ceremony on Thursday afternoon.  Photo by Tommy Rezac.Jeff and Levi Glidewell bow their heads in prayer during the dedication ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Tommy Rezac.

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