Miami U. Gets $10M Gift for Sports Medicine Center

Miami University has received another major gift for the construction of its new student-athlete sports medicine and rehabilitation center.

Miami University is in line to receive a $10 million gift from Mercy Health—Cincinnati toward construction of its new student-athlete sports medicine and rehabilitation center.

The donation will be part of an affiliation agreement announced April 22 between the university and the healthcare system. Miami University and Mercy Health will collaborate on academic initiatives, which may include sponsored research, student scholarships, internships and more. In addition, the healthcare system will become the university’s exclusive provider of sports medicine and rehabilitation services for varsity, club and recreational-intramural sports, starting July 1.

Mercy Health will donate $10 million over 13 years for construction of the Gunlock Family Performance Center.

To be located between Yager Stadium and the newly constructed David and Anita Dauch Indoor Sports Center, the Gunlock complex will serve as a home for the school’s football team and as a treatment center for 500-plus student-athletes. It will feature a weight room, football locker room, offices, players’ lounge, team meeting rooms, hydrotherapy area, rehabilitation center, recruiting and equipment room and reception area.

Scheduled to open on January 1, 2017, the facility is named to honor the family of Randy Gunlock, a 1977 alumnus and real estate developer. Gunlock and his wife, Vicki, donated $6 million for the project last December.

In another sports-related milestone, the university held a formal grand opening on Saturday for the $14 million David and Anita Dauch Indoor Sports Center. Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, were among those scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting for the 91,000-square-foot facility.

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