Park Tudor Announces Lead Gift from Irsay Family for New Sports and Wellness Center
Park Tudor is announcing a lead gift from the Irsay family that will spearhead construction of our new campus sports and wellness center. The Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness will serve as the new home for Park Tudor athletics and physical education.
Work is well underway on the Irsay Family Sports Center for Health and Wellness, which is scheduled to open in November 2021 and will include a fieldhouse, auxiliary gym, multipurpose studio, weight and cardio fitness room and seminar classroom, as well as community spaces and places for students to gather.
Carlie Irsay-Gordon, Casey Foyt and Kalen Jackson, daughters of Indianapolis Colts owner and CEO, Jim Irsay, and the next generation of Colts ownership, are Park Tudor alumnae and parents of current Park Tudor students.
“We are extremely grateful to the Irsay family for their generous commitment to the Park Tudor community,” said Park Tudor’s Head of School, Gareth Vaughan. “The new building will be a space to promote health and wellness that nourishes our students’ minds, bodies and spirits. It will add to campus life for students of all ages.”
Sports Center for Health and Wellness to Break Ground as Scheduled in May
While Park Tudor’s Board of Directors and senior leadership team continue to manage the ongoing challenges resulting from COVID-19, we continue planning for and focusing on the future. To that end, we are pleased to confirm that the Sports Center for Health and Wellness will break ground as scheduled in early May. We are able to proceed with confidence thanks to several generous donors who have made restricted gifts to support this project. Earlier in April, the Indiana Finance Authority approved a mix of taxable and tax-exempt bonds that will allow us to bridge construction financing while pledges are paid over the next few years.
This new facility is an important component of our Campus Master Plan. It will allow us to expand and improve our health, wellness and sports programs, and will relieve pressure on our academic scheduling caused by availability of gym space.
Decommissioning of the current gymnasium has begun, and construction fencing will soon be placed around the structure so that demolition can begin in the coming weeks. The goal remains to dedicate the new building in the fall of 2021.