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Stony Brook Athletics receives record $4.3 million donation

Conceptual drawing of the Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center, expected open in Fall 2011. (GoSeawolves.org)

The largest-ever donation to a SUNY athletics program has been offered to Stony Brook for the construction of a new weight room and training facility, according to an athletics press release.

The $4.3 million donation, made by investor and philanthropist Glenn Dubin of the class of ’78, will result in the Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center inside the sports complex overlooking LaValle Stadium and is pending final approval.

The Center will include weightlifting racks, dumbbell sets, Olympic platforms, a cardio fitness area, space for plyometric exercises and an office for the strength and conditioning staff.

Plans for the Center are currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to be completed by Fall 2011.

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    MoizOct 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Scott,

    There are currently building a Campus Recreation building near the Union to move the SAC gym into it (and more).

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    ScottOct 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    How about fixing up the locker rooms, the showers are an embarrassment, the swimming pool, and the showers in the SAC student gym????????? Keep what you have in good condition before you start building new stuff!!!!

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    Community Squash PlayerOct 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    It is amazing that the Athletics Department does not mention that they are planning to demolish the existing squash courts donated by Steward Goldstein in 1990 to build this new weight room and training facility. They are attempting to relocate 3 of the squash courts to the racquetball wing of the sports complex. There are over a hundred faculty, staff, students, and members of the community who play squash. The squash courts are well utilized during the evening hours and it is difficult to get playing time on a court currently. Needless to say, it will be impossible once all squash resource requests are restricted to 3 courts. Racquetball players will also be affected by the relocation of the squash courts. Instead of 7 racquetball courts, they will be confined to 4.

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    Major TomOct 6, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Great strides being made by SBU but, how about using some money for the hockey team! Imagine how great it would be to have the team on campus and not all the way in Islandia.

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