Saint Vincent College announces its intention to build a new sports and recreation center |

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St. Vincent College officials have announced plans to build the Dunlap Family Athletic and Recreation Center. The state-of-the-art multipurpose indoor complex will provide the community of St. Vincent with abundant space for a range of sports, fitness and recreational activities.

The Reverend Paul Taylor, President of St. Vincent College, expressed the vision for this important project saying, “This new Dunlap Family Center will deliberately and explicitly meet the needs of the students of Saint Vincent College. It has been carefully designed with student input and considering the latest technology and kinesiological science. »

Father Paul then expressed his gratitude to the Dunlaps for their contribution. “We are very grateful to Ed and Anna Dunlap, Tim and Teri Dunlap and their families for their generous donation and their trust in us. Their investment in St. Vincent’s College and in the lives of our students will bear much fruit today and in generations to come.

The 82,200 square foot Dunlap Family Athletic and Recreation Center will be located on the St. Vincent College campus adjacent to the currently used Fred M. Rogers Center.

The new facility will provide the St. Vincent College community with much-needed facilities for recreation and exercise, intramural athletic competition, and varsity athletic practice, while supporting educational, cultural, civic, and recreational programs for St. Vincent and the local communities.

The Dunlap Family Athletic and Recreation Center will enhance the college’s current recreation and exercise offerings, housing a fitness facility with cardio and circuit training equipment; a recreational track; and instruction rooms for yoga, Pilates, and other fitness classes.

The facility will include an artificial turf practice field and a set of multi-purpose sports fields, providing college varsity athletes space for sheltered workouts and intramural athletes ample space for competition. all year. There will also be a sports training center for therapy and medical treatment.

The building will help support the educational, cultural, civic and recreational programming that St. Vincent offers its community and guests, as its flexible design will include meeting rooms, visitation spaces and a wholesome cafe.

The official grand opening of the $18 million facility will take place in the spring and construction will begin soon after. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2023.

Funding for the project came primarily from private donors, while the college also received a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Program (RACP).

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