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Georgia Military College to Break Ground on $17M Wellness Center
Georgia Military College to Break Ground on $17M Wellness Center

Georgia Military College announces an upcoming campus groundbreaking for a $17M Health and Wellness Center.

According to a Georgia Military College news release, that groundbreaking happens during the school's Alumni Weekend on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The groundbreaking also kicks off a public fundraising campaign, with a goal of hitting $3M in donations to help fund the project.

Once built, the new Health and Wellness Center will replace the current gym in the Cordell Events Center that was built in 1964. The Cordell building was built to serve under 500 males. Now, the school has outgrown the space now that the school has about 2,000 male and female students.

The new gym will allow for a better locker space for women and changing and shower facilities for men and opposing teams as well as winter intramural sports.

The new center is slated to open in late 2013 with "three, modern sunlit levels and 56,250 square feet of new fitness space, plus a complete repurposing of the existing Cordell Center," according to the release. "In addition to 9,000 square feet of weight and cardio training spaces, the center will also include an elevated walking/running track, locker rooms to support all prep school students, and exercise rooms for a wide range of fitness classes and strength training, as well as wellness instruction. A state-of-the-art athletic healthcare and training lab will provide physical rehabilitation services to help injured students regain their previous capacity and return to athletics."

The funds for the $17M project come from a combination of "state allocations, institutional funds and private philanthropy." The school received a total of $2M in gifts and will seek to raise $1 million in private support.


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