Recreation Center indoor rendering

The Lourdes University Gray Wolves teams are getting their own home court and home field! In August, the Northview High School / Lourdes University Athletic Complex officially opened. The men’s and women’s lacrosse and the inaugural soccer teams are hosting their NAIA rivals on a new competition-level field.

In September, Gray Wolves teams and students gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center. The center is named after Russell Ebeid, renowned world business leader and adamant supporter of higher education. The philanthropist is known at Lourdes through his support of the student center in Delp Hall and the academic hall both named in his honor.

Over the past four decades, Mr. Ebeid has lent his expertise and support to benefit countless causes. As retired president of Guardian Glass Group, he aided the company in becoming a global powerhouse in the glass industry.

The Gray Wolves basketball and volleyball teams will begin hosting NAIA rivals in the Russell J. Ebeid Recreation Center in August 2016.

Recreation Center exterior rendering

Once completed, the center will offer the following features:

Athletic components

  • Indoor competition-level basketball and volleyball courts
  • Home and visiting locker rooms
  • Training room
  • Gray Wolves suite
  • Ticket office and concession area
  • Spirit and donor walls

Fitness components

  • Cardio room
  • Yoga room
  • Free weight room
  • Two-story atrium with mezzanine level
  • Aerobics room
  • Spinning room
  • Fitness locker rooms

To learn more about ways to support Lourdes University, please contact Mary Arquette, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 419-824-3969.


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