NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston Southern University has dedicated its baseball complex to honor a former player’s mother who was killed in the 2015 church shooting in Charleston.
The nearly $2 million complex dedicated at the school Monday is named for Sharonda Coleman-Singleton. She was one of nine people shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in June 2015.
Her son, Chris Singleton, played for Charleston Southern and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs last year.
The Coleman-Singleton Baseball Complex includes a building, a memorial plaza and a courtyard.
The first floor of the complex has a locker room, a training room and an enrichment center to help recruiting, coaching, player performer and the fan experience.
A memorial entitled “Love is Stronger” was dedicated to the nine shooting victims and their families.