James Woods and Family Support Community & SAU Tech

group of peoplePictured Above: Andre’ Williams, Rocket Women’s Basketball Coach; Martin Levinson, Rocket Men’s Basketball Coach; James Woods, owner of Wood’ Place; Dr. Jason Morrison, SAU Tech Chancellor; Patty Woods, 0wner of Wood’s Place; Jana & Weston Woods, owners of Wood’s Tech Diner and Bryce Woods.

James and Patty Woods along with son, Weston, and wife, Jana and son, Bryce joined in support of the SAU Tech Rockets and the Ouachita County Recreational Center with a donation of $14,000 to refinish and repair the Shaddock Field House gym floor. The Woods Family stated that “our family is proud to have the opportunity to support the new SAU Tech basketball program. We feel the addition of the basketball to SAU Tech will be a positive one for the College and for our area. We stand behind this program 100 percent and we encourage all of Ouachita County and Camden to do the same. This is a part Dr. Morrison’s plan to grow both SAU Tech and our community and we are excited to support the program in any way possible.”

The SAU Tech Rockets are using the gym for the upcoming season as the gym provides seating and a regulation size court. The Woods donation includes the painting of collegiate court lines and refinishing the floor. The Ouachita County Recreational Center, formerly the Camden Boys & Girls Club, is working with SAU Tech to provide the gym for Rocket games starting in fall of this year. The partnership is mutually beneficial as SAU Tech is spearheading repairs to the facility that will benefit both the College’s athletic teams and the OCRC as well.

John Dawson, III, Board President of the Ouachita County Recreational Center Program, stated that “it is a task sometimes keeping a non-profit running, especially with the large size of our complex at the Ouachita County Recreational Center.  Partnering with SAU Tech on the Shaddock Field House is a tremendous enhancement to our ability to keep the gym a functioning and vibrant asset for our community.  We are excited to see men’s and women’s basketball returning at SAU Tech and are very proud to be able to offer our gym as their home court.  The James Woods family is adding tremendous improvement by redoing the court to get it up to college specs.  Together, OCRC, SAU Tech, and the Woods Family are showing what partnerships can add to our community.”

The SAU Tech Rockets will start the fall 2018 season as a member of the NJCAA. For more information on how you can support the SAU Tech Rockets, call 870-574-4533 or email kcoker@sautech.edu.