In order to make an investment in the future of varsity sports at Manhattan College, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is raising funds to upgrade athletic facilities that support teams that compete at Gaelic Park.
The Gaelic Park Athletic Center project, known as GPAC, will enhance the student-athlete experience for five of Manhattan's outdoor sports, including men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, and softball.
"The facility represents a strong step forward in our continuing efforts to increase support for our outdoor sports, and I am confident that alumni of these sports, parents of our student-athletes, and friends of the athletic program will want to support these improvements," says Richard Satterlee, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life.
The GPAC project will include the installation of sport-specific locker rooms for varsity teams that currently do not have a space of their own. The athletic department will also create a state-of-the-art, on-site athletic training room - in addition to the athletic training facility located at Draddy Gymnasium - and a lounge/film room where student-athletes can study, conduct meetings, and strengthen overall team chemistry. The new space will be located just steps from Gaelic Park at the South Campus along Tibbett Avenue, across from Leo Hall and the new Engineering and Science Center.
Marianne Reilly, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics says, "Building on renovations and replacement of the turf at Gaelic Park last summer, these upgrades reflect our commitment to providing a first-class student-athlete experience."
The GPAC project is estimated to cost $1.5 million to complete. To ensure that the project is fully supported by private funding, the athletic department will be soliciting contributions throughout the spring and summer, in anticipation of its completion for the beginning of the 2018 fall season.
Numerous support levels and naming opportunities are available for corporations, individuals, and groups, so that all members of Jasper Nation who are eager to participate are able to make an impact. Contributions to the GPAC project will enhance the overall student-athlete experience at Manhattan College, while elevating the school's reputation as New York City's premier Lasallian institution.
To learn more about the project and the many ways that you can participate, visit our GPAC Giving Page.
Give to GPAC today and help us build a legacy.
Jasper Nation, let's get there together!