On Friday, April 27 over 100 attendees, including faculty, staff, students, and donors, gathered together at the Mauka of McCabe Gym to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Silversword Athletic Training Center and Locker Rooms. This groundbreaking represents the beginning of the second and final phase of facility enhancements to the university’s athletics program.
Whether it is starting practice before sunrise or staying at games late into the night, student athletes excel in commitment, dedication and hard work. Student athletes must keep up on their studies and maintain their fitness levels, all while balancing a travel schedule for away games. Student athletes deserve safe facilities which help them not only meet, but excel their goals. The new Silversword Athletic Training Center and Locker Rooms will provide student athletes and visiting teams with a state of the art facility for training, playing and recovering.
During the groundbreaking ceremony men’s soccer student athlete, Avinash Singh, shared his thoughts on and appreciation for the new facility as well as Chaminade’s Athletics department, “I thank you for your support. I know that we might not always see the many ways that you cheer us on, but this locker room is more than just a building. It is a physical display of your dedication to us.”
The new Silversword Athletics Training Center and Locker Rooms will provide future students with a new and safe place to store their things, prepare for class after practice, train, and play. It will allow the Chaminade University Athletics Department to continue to grow and flourish.
Home to 10 NCAA athletic teams and over 140 student-athletes, Chaminade prides itself on an outstanding athletic department and understands the value of athletics beyond just the physical.
“Intercollegiate athletics is an important component of the student experience at Chaminade,” said President Dr. Lynn Babington during the groundbreaking ceremony. “As a Marianist, Catholic institution, we value the development of the whole person and athletics creates the opportunity for our students to not only excel in sports, but learn teamwork and leadership and provide school spirit to the campus.”
The new 6,500-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in Spring 2019.
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