UVic gives athletes a leg up

Athletes will reach for new heights when the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens next year

  • Thu Nov 6th, 2014 8:00pm
  • News

Athletes will reach for new heights when the Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opens next year.

The climbing wall at CARSA at the University of Victoria got its official launch Tuesday when the school announced the 16-metre tower, with climbable area of 216.54 square metres will be called the Peninsula Co-op Climbing Wall, announcing CARSA’s first corporate partner.

“CARSA will be a home of champions, a resource for the wider community and a place where aspirations can be transformed into achievements,” said Jim Dunsdon, associate vice-president of student affairs. “Every contribution to UVic has a common goal of making our community and the world around us a better place and helps to create a promising future for our students and the broader communities we serve.”

The naming partnership includes cash, scholarship funding and collaborative promotions.

“Peninsula Co-op is very proud to be the first corporate naming partner with UVic and CARSA,” said Patti Hunter, chair of the member relations committee at Peninsula Co-op. “Peninsula Co-op believes in giving back to the communities where we do business and CARSA is a perfect fit for us.”

CARSA is scheduled to open in spring 2015.

 

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