ACC Notebook: Clemson Donor Invests In Softball; N.C. State’s Russ Cooks


As chairman of a venture capital investment firm, Stuart McWhorter has an eye for start-ups with major potential.

Clemson softball piqued his interest.

McWhorter and his wife, Leigh Anne Hendrix McWhorter, recently pledged a gift of $2.5 million to Clemson Athletics that supports the university’s second-year softball program.

In recognition of their generosity, Clemson named the softball stadium in their honor. McWhorter Stadium replaced Clemson Softball Stadium this year.

McWhorter had no real personal connection to softball. His wife never played, and their three daughters haven’t shown[…]


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