On this day in 2002, Alex McLeish and Russell Latapy unveiled Milngavie Primary School's brand new all-weather synthetic pitch to rapturous cheers from the kids who hoped to use it to become stars of the future.
The excellent playing surface was constructed thanks to the input of Rangers, East Dunbartonshire Council and Charles Lawrence Surfaces.
Rangers contributed £10,000 to the creation of the pitch in response to requests from local children and as a gift to the community for its support during the construction of the Rangers Football Centre at Murray Park throughout 2000 and 2001.
McLeish said: "I am sure the children of Milngavie Primary School will really benefit from the creation of this new pitch and maybe in the future one of the young players here will become a Rangers player. Anything we can do to encourage participation in football for young Scots is a great move.
"We have a fantastic facility ourselves at Auchenhowie in Milngavie and we are delighted to have been able to put something back into the community.
"You could see the response from the kids. These days you are sometimes not allowed to play football in the playground when it was all we used to do in my day.
"So hopefully this will be a chance for the kids to express themselves on an excellent facility."
On the same day in 2002, Rangers midfielder Mikel Arteta was being linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan after Marco Branca, their chief scout had been dispatched to Glasgow to check on his progress.