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(January 13, 2000, Gazette)

Cable Atlantic commits to Field House

On Nov. 10, Cable Atlantic presented Memorial with the first installment of a five-year, $50,000 commitment to the university’s Opportunity Fund. Dr. Axel Meisen (L), president of Memorial, accepted the cheque from Danny Williams, Cable Atlantic chairman, while Dean MacDonald, president of Cable Atlantic, and John Crosbie, Chancellor and chairman of the Opportunity Fund, stand by. Cable Atlantic has requested that their donation be applied to the construction of the Field House, Memorial’s new athletic complex. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2000. The facility will house an indoor running track and multi-purpose fitness/recreation space that will help physical education students prepare for their chosen fields. Memorial’s Opportunity Fund objectives include increasing scholarships and fellowships, funding new teaching and research initiatives and building new facilities to enhance student services. To date, $26.7 million has been pledged by private sector donors and this is being matched dollar-for-dollar by the provincial government.