Bob and Kay Williams with Berry Coach Tony Kunczewski

Bob Williams (from left) and Kay Williams, with Berry Coach Tony Kunczewski, have donated $500,000 toward the construction of Berry College’s new stadium.(Contributed photo)

Berry College announced Monday that Rome businessman and Berry alumnus Bob Williams and his wife, Kay, have committed $500,000 to help build the school’s new stadium, Valhalla.

Valhalla’s athletic field will be named Williams Field in honor of the couple, longtime supporters of Berry’s intercollegiate athletics program.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Bob and Kay. They have been such ardent supporters of Berry athletics for years,” said Berry head football coach Tony Kunczewski.

The on-campus facility will host football, track and field, and lacrosse. The field also will be used for the intramural program and larger events hosted by campus groups and community organizations.

So far, more than half of the current project estimate of $6.5 million has been secured, said Scott Breithaupt, assistant vice president for campaign and leadership giving.

Bob Williams, who continues a 35-year run of providing color commentary for radio broadcasts of basketball games, is a 1962 Berry high school graduate who played baseball and basketball for the school.