The Project Chill Out fundraising campaign is underway and already over $30,000 has been raised in efforts to air-condition Moore Gymnasium in time for Homecoming 2006.
This fundraising campaign and building project will essentially take parts of Phase Two of the “original AthleticConvocationCenter plan” and make it Phase One. A plan for a new AthleticConvocationCenter was introduced in 2001. Phase One was to build a new 76,000 sq/ft complex that included a gymnasium that seated 2800. In 2006, The New Center was placed on the “back burner” due to land and parking issues that have yet to be resolved. Phase Two of this new building plan called for the renovation of the MoorePhysicalEducationBuilding at a cost of $500,000. It was to become the StudentActivityCenter.
The goal is to raise $150,000. That is less than half of the original fundarising goal set for renovation of the Moore Physical Education Building.
Moore Gymnasium was built in 1969. In 1975, the front section of the buliding that now contains the classroom, bathrooms and athletic offices was added. There have been a few upgrades since that time with the largest two being the upgrade of the bathroom facilities and the addition of the FitnessCenter in the basement of the complex. Other than changing the lighting, there has never been an upgrade to the gymnasium itself in its 37 year exsitence.
The University’s goal is to have the air conditioning project completed by November 1, 2006. Trevecca's homecoming weekend is November 3-4 and the University looks forward to housing Homecoming festivities in an air conditioned Moore Gymnasium.
Contributions to this project may be made online through Trevecca's Secure Online Gift Form(please fill in “Project Chill Out” in the Gift Designation form)or by contacting project Coordinator, Gary Van Atta.