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VSU opens new student recreational center

August 2, 2002
by Ashley Harper

A South Georgia university opens a new multi-million dollar student recreational facility.

Valdosta State University celebrated the opening of its 64,000 square foot state-of-the-art recreational center Wednesday. The center features an indoor swimming pool, rock climbing wall, several weight rooms and racquetball courts.

VSU students proposed the idea for the center back in 1996. Several alumni returned today to enjoy the finished results.

"We went to the administration and asked them what it would take to get the students a new recreational facility," said John Trombetta, VSU Alumni. "From there, we collected countless signatures and then started helping build the structure from the ground up."

Special keynote speaker at the opening was Lt. Governor Mark Taylor. Other distinguished guests - Senator Tom Golden, and Representatives Ron Borders and Jay Shaw.

updated at 9:15 AM, by Ashley Harper.