Sept. 20, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. --- On Friday afternoon, Fresno State Athletics celebrated the opening of the Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony The initiation of the over $6 million capital project symbolized the Bulldogs' strong commitment to create and continually enhance the best possible "student-athlete experience" at Fresno State.
"We are extremely grateful to the Meyers Family and all the project benefactors for their tremendous leadership and generosity," Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh said. "No single athletics facility will have a more consistent positive impact upon the physical well-being and daily lives of all 425 Bulldog student-athletes."
The ceremony for the major benefactors and the staff that worked on the unique and essential facility developed for preventative medicine, nutritional counseling, physician examination, injury treatment, on-site x-ray and rehabilitation services.
The center will serve as a cornerstone of Fresno State's "Student-Athlete Village," designed to centralize several student-athlete support functions, including sports medicine, academic counseling, strength and conditioning, nutrition education, and equipment services within a single secure location.
Marvin Meyers, a Fresno State alumnus, along with his son, Greg, have owned and operated Meyers Farm Family Trust and Oxford Farms, Inc. since 1982. He also established an innovative water banking project in the late 1990s that draws an array of wildlife and has become an educational resource for student and teacher education on wildlife habitat and water conservation. In November of 2010, Meyers was named the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculturist of the Year.
"What makes me most proud is how many young people we will affect and how we will help with recruiting for our athletics," Meyers said. "It's been delightful to meet the young student athletes. As an old guy, it lifts me up to see young people getting after what they want to do."
The center will officially open in the coming days.
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