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Posted by: Steve Kimmel 3 weeks ago

Huntington University will hold a community open house to showcase their new PLEX on Saturday, August 10 from 8 to 11 a.m. The PLEX is located at 500 Merillat Blvd., on the campus of the university. This is a free event and the community is invited to attend and take a look at the new facility.

“The $18.7 million renovation and expansion of the PLEX is a transformative project for HU on many levels,” said Dr. Russ Degitz, chief operating officer at Huntington University. “This 100,000+ square foot facility will now afford more opportunities for our students and the community to engage and enjoy events and activities in a first-class venue.”

New and improved features include: three large arena and gym spaces, substantially expanded weight and cardio areas, new large entry lobby, hospitality suites, pro shop, Hall of Fame and larger classrooms. With a third of HU’s student population involved in athletics, this investment in the PLEX will make a major impact.

“When it was built, the PLEX was state-of-the-art, but time has taken its toll, and this is our chance to, once again, make this space a showstopper,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “With so much of our student population accessing the PLEX for athletics and physical exercise and with the draw that Forester athletics have within the community, it was time to make the most trafficked building on campus shine again.”

The university will provide tours, prize giveaways, snacks and more. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.