SMWC to break ground

October 19th, 2013 | SMWC

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College announced Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at its annual President’s Gala that it will break ground on its new sports and recreation center in December 2013. The College has secured the funding to move forward on breaking ground and bring this campaign and building to fruition.  

“This is a proud moment for The Woods, made possible through the passion, loyalty and vision of our partners, alums and friends,” said Dottie King, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. “I am honored and humbled by the generosity that the donors have shown.”

The campaign has not officially concluded. The opportunity remains for friends, alums, faculty and staff to share in the campaign’s success by adding to this historic time in the life of the College. The College’s advancement team will continue to work to close the Pomeroy Pride campaign, as another $1.3 million is needed to meet the goal of $11 million.

King explained that the successful conclusion to this campaign matters the most to the students. “They will have a place for their home basketball games where the entire campus can cheer them on which is nothing less than what other colleges and universities offer. And the non-athletes will have a place for intramurals and a place to workout in the fitness center.”

It is estimated that 45,000 square foot facility will be completed in 10 months. The building site will be located at the west edge of campus, behind the Mary and Andy Rooney Library.  Facility details:

  • NCAA regulation-sized gym seating approximately 1,000 spectators
  • Practice gym for auxiliary revenue and intramural sports
  • 2,000 sq. ft. lobby – flexible space for functions and activities
  • Locker rooms, a training room, a fitness room and ample storage space
  • Offices for a growing athletic program
  • Silver LEED environmental certification.

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