Mid-America Christian University will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of the university’s new O’Brien Family Training Center at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in south Oklahoma City.
Due to safety measures in place for COVID-19, the groundbreaking ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook at www.macu.edu/MidAmericaChristianUniversity.
The ceremony will feature several speakers ahead of the groundbreaking, including MACU President Dr. John Fozard, Athletic Director Marcus Moeller and lead donor Dr. Sean O’Brien of the Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. A prayer of dedication will be given by Dr. Steve Trice of the JASCO Giving Help Foundation.
The 18,600-square-foot athletic facility, which is expected to open in August 2021, will include a wellness and weight training room, new coaches’ offices, new locker rooms for outdoor sports, a training room and a practice area with portable batting cages.
“I could not be more excited about what the O’Brien Family Training Center will do in enhancing the student-athlete experience at MACU,” said Moeller.
“At the core of who we are, our athletic department serves to put Christ at the center of our programs, provide a vehicle for an incredible education and achieve an unparalleled level of competitive excellence,” Moeller said. “Each piece of this facility was carefully crafted to allow us to do these things at a deeper and greater level.”
The O’Brien Family Training Center is the first phase of an athletic capital campaign providing necessary resources to student-athletes. Future phases of the campaign will include a second gymnasium for practices and tournaments, an outdoor facility with restrooms and concessions, and sports lighting for the outdoor athletic fields.
To learn more about the O’Brien Family Training Center, visit give.macu.edu or text MACUAthletics to 41444. Naming opportunities for the accompanying field house and other vital facility facets are still available.