The Greenville Drive today announced that David Glenn, CEO and founder of Centennial American Properties, has been selected as the honoree for the team’s annual Green Day event. This year is a special anniversary for Green Day, marking 10 years of the Drive’s annual celebration of Greenville’s birthday. Sponsored by TD Bank, this year’s event will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Fluor Field when the Drive host the Asheville Tourists at 7 p.m.
Each year, the Drive pay tribute to those individuals who have helped make Greenville and the surrounding community one of the most dynamic regions in the country. Glenn was chosen for the 10th anniversary of Green Day thanks in large part to his tremendous impact on shaping the growth of the Upstate region, including the development of Fluor Field and revitalization of Greenville’s historic West End.
“When trying to determine the honoree for this special anniversary for the Greenville Drive and Green Day, it was only appropriate to recognize David Glenn,” said Drive Owner and President, Craig Brown. “Without David’s leadership and vision, Fluor Field would not exist in the form that it does today.”
“However, David’s contributions go far beyond Fluor Field,” added Brown. “He has played a significant role in transforming Greenville and the Upstate into one of America’s finest regions-an impact that will be felt for generations to come-and we’re thrilled to honor him on Green Day.”
Glenn’s leadership has made Greenville-based Centennial American Properties one of the most prominent names in real estate development throughout the Southeast. Centennial has played a significant role in shaping the complexion of modern day Greenville with the development of GHS/SunTrust Plaza, the Erwin Penland offices, the Lofts at Mills Mill, shopping centers along Woodruff Road and many more.
Glenn has demonstrated a unique vision for bringing to life buildings and areas that offer the best in modern design that carefully pay homage to Greenville’s history. That approach will certainly been seen with the new Camperdown project, a redevelopment at the former Greenville News site in downtown Greenville. Named for Camperdown Mill and its surrounding encampment that stood until the late 1950’s, the new development will include a hotel, offices, condominiums and retail space.
“As someone with deep roots in the Greenville community, I have to admit that it is an honor to stand alongside the other individuals who have been recognized for their contributions to this region,” said Glenn. “This holds a special significance for me, knowing that my family can be proud that our name is associated with the development of Fluor Field-one of the city’s premier landmarks-and much of modern day downtown Greenville. I also want to share this honor with all of those who have so supportive along the way, including my colleagues, partners, friends and associates. Without them, none of what we’ve been able to accomplish would have been possible.”
Glenn joins an illustrious group of previous Green Day honorees, including former Greenville Mayor Max Heller and his wife, Trudy (2006); Greenville City Councilwoman Lillian Brock Flemming and Greenville County Councilwoman Xanthene Norris (2007); former Greenville Technical College President Dr. Tom Barton (2008); businessman and philanthropist C. Dan Joyner (2009); civic leader, judge and attorney Merl Code (2010); former S.C. Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley (2011); South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Founder Dr. Virginia Uldrick (2012); environmentalist and attorney Tommy Wyche (2013); and philanthropists Hayne and Anna Kate Hipp (2014).
In honor of Greenville’s 184st birthday, Drive players will wear special green uniforms and caps on Green Day, and fans are encouraged to create a “green out” by sporting green as well. The first 2,000 fans that enter Fluor Field will receive a commemorative Green Day T-shirt, courtesy of TD Bank. There will also be a spectacular fireworks display immediately following the game.
Great seats are still available to help celebrate Green Day with the Drive on Aug. 11, and for all remaining home games. For information visit www.greenvilledrive.com.
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