Pearl River will honor Dub Herring prior to 1st playoff game at The Dub
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Dub Herring has been a leader in the Pearl River County community for decades.
He has also been synonymous with Pearl River Community College for just as long. To show the college’s appreciation for his unwavering encouragement, Herring will be honored during a dedication ceremony prior to Wednesday’s 6 p.m. Region XXIII play-in contest against East Central at Dub Herring Park.
“Mr. Dub Herring has been a pillar in our community for many years. It is an honor to have his name associated with Pearl River Community College,” Pearl River President Dr. Adam Breerwood said. “He is a man of immense integrity and someone our students should strive to emulate.
“This is a great day for our institution.”
The ceremony is scheduled to begin around 5:45 p.m.
“We are proud to call Mr. Dub Herring a friend and supporter at PRCC,” Pearl River Athletics Director Jeff Long said. “He has always had a giving heart for our community and now his name will forever be associated with Pearl River baseball.”
Prior to Wednesday’s 6 p.m. start between Pearl River and East Central at Dub Herring Park, PRCC will honor Dub Herring and his family during a dedication ceremony. Pictured with Herring are his wife, Donna, his daughter, Cindy Harper and his grandson, Andy Harper.
Pearl River coach Michael Avalon can attest to Herring’s generosity knowing no limits. When Avalon was first hired at PRCC, he was told multiple times how Herring and Barry Harper “had a love and passion” for the institution. So when it came time to get acquainted with Pearl River’s supporters, it only made sense to start with Herring.
“They made it very clear that Pearl River was very special to them. Mr. Dub simply said, ‘We will help,’” Avalon said. “Mr. Dub’s generosity has allowed us to return our facilities to one of the premier community college ballparks in the country. The atmosphere at The Dub is simply amazing and without his help none of this would have been possible.
“We are very thankful for his commitment and passion for Wildcat baseball.”
Game 2 — and 3, if necessary — are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Thursday. Every game in the series will be streamed at PRCCAthletics.com and broadcast on WRJWRadio.com.
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