March 1, 2013
By Stephanie Juncker
By Stephanie Juncker
FRESNO, Calif. --- Through the hard work of many people, visible progress has been made to the construction of the Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center. The continuation of the $6.7 million capital project symbolizes the Bulldogs' strong commitment to create and continually enhance the best possible "student-athlete experience" at Fresno State.
Friday morning, a small group of supporters who have made significant contributions to the Meyers project received a private tour of the building. The building supporters who toured included Lance Dueker, Ken & Kristy Wittwer, Chris Morse, Chris Pacheco and Darlene Hanson.
"Today getting to walk the project and to see firsthand how special The Meyers Family Sports Medicine Building is going to be was impressive," said former Bulldog football player Chris Pacheco. "To have a state of the art medical and training facility that will touch every student-athlete makes me proud to be a Bulldog. I can't wait until the opening."
The 10,000 square foot state of the art facility is now under roof, the outside walls are being framed along with the H/C work currently being installed. The majority of the remaining work will be done on the interior of the building in order to be ready for the fall opening.
"Having the supporters come out today to get an insider's tour and update is important," said Paul Ladwig, senior associate athletics director for external relations. "For them to see how the project has progressed and get a better understanding of how the facility will enhance our student-athletes was vital."
Fresno State Athletics and the Bulldog Foundation wish to thank everyone who has helped make this dream a reality for our Fresno State student-athletes, including those who could not come to tour the building Friday morning: Marvin Meyers, Steve Moore, Jeff Thiesen, Dr. Hanson, Kevin & Karen Sweeney, Herb & Melinda Depp, Brian & Rosie Panish, Physicians Surgery Centers, Rod Stubblefield and Bill Tatham.
The Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center: The Cornerstone of the Student-Athlete Village
10,000 Square Foot State-of-the-Art Facility Hydrotherapy Pools
First-Class Rehabilitation Equipment
Ample Treatment Space
Physician Examination & Diagnosis
Nutrition Education Area
"Discover Fresno State Athletics" -- To donate to the Bulldog Foundation, you can call 559-278-7160. You can learn more about our capital projects at www.bulldogfoundation.org