Lakehead launches $1.8M fundraising campaign to support construction of new athletics facility

November 27, 2019

Lakehead University has launched a $1.8M campaign to support the construction of a new athletics facility, a project that students supported in a 2018 referendum. Opening in 2020, the 30,000 square-foot building will allow Lakehead to double the space dedicated to weightlifting, cardio, and gym areas for both student and community use. Lakehead students are contributing $11M of the $12.8M construction cost. “Lakehead students have driven this new facility,” said Lakehead Director of Athletics Tom Warden. “They’ve been the ones who have championed it, financed the majority of it, designed it, and developed it.” Lakehead (ON)