The New Gym & Multi-Purpose Area Will be Called “The Fareway Fieldhouse"
Fareway presented a $250,000 check for the new DMACC Boone Campus Student Activity Center.
The “Fareway Fieldhouse" is scheduled to open in September 2020.
The new facility includes two college-size
basketball/volleyball courts, a state-of-the-art weight room, a modern
sports medicine lab, an indoor golf performance center and more.
All of DMACC's nine athletic programs are located on the Boone Campus.
Fareway Stores, Inc., headquartered in Boone, presented a $250,000 check to the
DMACC Foundation and DMACC President Rob Denson today to be used for the new DMACC
Boone Campus Student Activity Center.
President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer presented the check to DMACC
President Rob Denson outside of the construction site. Fareway will be
the sole and exclusive sponsor of the new gym and multi-purpose area
within the Boone Campus Student Activity Center. The facility will be
named “Fareway Fieldhouse."
“We are proud to partner with DMACC
on their Boone Campus Student Activity Center," Cramer said. “Not only
will the Center help add to the high quality experience available at the
DMACC Boone campus, it is a public-private commitment to support the
overall well-being of the Boone community."
Fareway and DMACC are
also working out the details to hold a Fareway night each fall or spring
in the new facility for Fareway employees to attend an athletic event.
$6.5-million project includes two college-size basketball/volleyball
courts. These courts also contain three 40' X 70' baseball/softball
batting cages that drop down from the fieldhouse ceiling. The new
student activity center also contains a state-of-the-art weight room
designed by Powerlift, a contemporary sports medicine lab, an indoor
golf performance center, storage space, office settings and a family
DMACC Director of Athletics BJ McGinn said the new project will add more than 28,500 square feet to the existing gym.
current facilities on the Boone Campus are dated, overcrowded and do
not accommodate the current needs of the students," McGinn
said. “DMACC's athletic teams practice off site during much of the year
and when the facility is used by the student athletes it limits the
availability for our student population."
DMACC Boone Campus
Provost Dr. Drew Nelson said DLR Architects and Baxter Construction have
told him they are on schedule to complete this project by this coming
Denson said Fareway has been a long-time supporter of DMACC and particularly of the DMACC Boone Campus.
a few short months, I look forward to seeing Fareway's logo prominently
displayed in the new gym and multi-purpose area and on the exterior of
the building," Denson said. “We want to thank DLR Architects,
Construction Manager Baxter Construction and all of our contractors for
their great work on this important project."
Fred Greiner has many
connections to this project. Greiner was the former President and COO
of Fareway until retiring a few years ago, is a long-time DMACC Board of
Trustees member, is on the DMACC Boone Campus Foundation Board and is
one of the fundraising chairs for this new Student Activity Center.
Fieldhouse has a great ring to it," Greiner said. “Having the new
student activity center will help with recruiting new student athletes,
plus all students will have access to the facility. It will also present
a very positive image to the community and will help enhance our
Greiner also said with the new facility, the Boone Campus
will have the ability to conduct more camps for various sports. With
more middle and high school students and their parents on campus,
Greiner said more of these potential students may choose to attend the
DMACC Boone Campus for their college classes.
Foundation Executive Director Tara Connolly said fundraising efforts
continue on the Boone Campus Student Activity Center. She said
contributions can be made by contacting the DMACC Foundation at
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (515) 964-6229.
are located at the DMACC Boone Campus. Those sports include men's and
women's basketball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's cross
country, men's baseball, women's softball and women's volleyball.
For more information, contact: Tara Connolly, (515) 371-2211, email@example.com