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Golisano Training Center breaks ground

Golisano Training Center breaks ground

June 14, 2018 02:09 PM

Nazareth College officially broke ground on Thursday on its $23.5 million Golisano training center.

The 91,000 square-foot center is aiming to become a model of inclusion, fitness, and wellness for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Tom Golisano is giving Nazareth $7.5 million for the new training center, which is the largest gift in the College's history. In 2003, he donated $5 million to Nazareth to create the B. Thomas Golisano Academic Center. And in 2014, the Golisano Foundation donated $100,000 to support the construction of the college's York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute.

The center will provide an indoor track, field, courts and training facilities.

"It is very exciting to see shovels in the ground for this extraordinary new center, which will have an immediate, positive impact on people with disabilities," said Tom Golisano. "I applaud Nazareth's commitment to create a shared athletic space that benefits athletes of all abilities and advances the Golisano Foundation's goal of fostering understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. This Center will also reinforce and is aligned with our work with Special Olympics' Healthy Communities, which is increasing access to health, fitness, and wellness for people with intellectual disabilities in their communities."

The facility is projected to open in Fall of 2019.

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