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McGugin Center Training Room Renovations

A Message From Vice Chancellor David Williams

The success of Vanderbilt Athletics is due in large part to the support of our loyal fans and donors. That is why I am writing today to ask for your support of a project that will impact every one of our 350 student-athletes—the renovation of the McGugin Center Training Room.

The Training Room renovation will allow us to double the space of our current facilities and add modernized equipment. I invite you to watch this video to learn more about the impact a renovated Training Room will have in keeping our student-athletes healthy and competing at the highest level of college athletics.

Give This off-the-field investment is critical to our on-the-field performance and will be funded entirely through philanthropic contributions from supporters like you. We are striving to reach our fundraising goal of $6.5 million for presentation to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust. We are making good progress toward this goal, but due to the scope and timing of the project, every gift of any size will have a great impact.

May I count on you to make a gift to help renovate the Training Room?

Vanderbilt's model of success depends on our ability to field the most competitive team each time we take the field. To do so, we need training facilities that reflect the quality of our programs and support the competitive spirit of our student-athletes. I hope you will help us in this endeavor.

The Planned Renovations


poolsAn upgraded Training Room within the McGugin Center will help keep all 350 Vanderbilt student-athletes in top competitive form by supporting injury prevention and recovery. At a projected 9,200 square feet, the new Training Room doubles our capacity to treat student-athletes effectively. The new space includes three hydrotherapy pools, modernized equipment, and increases in the number of treatment tables, taping stations, and cardio equipment. With this renovation, our Training Room will rank among the best training facilities in the SEC.


Training RoomFunding for this project depends solely on philanthropic contributions. Visible recognition through naming opportunities is available for our donors. We are striving to reach the philanthropic goal of $6.5 million for presentation to the Vanderbilt Board of Trust for approval. If approved, construction could begin in 2015.

For more information on this project, contact Mark Carter, associate director of athletics, at (615) 322-4114.

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