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USF unveil updated campus rec center and dining hall

Tampa, FL -- USF System President Judy Genshaft, members of the Board of Trustees, and the campus community will celebrate the official opening of the newly-renovated Campus Recreation Center and the brand new eco-friendly Champion's Choice dining hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m.

The event will be held outdoors on the lawn adjoining the two facilities on USF Maple Drive, followed by building tours and food tastings. The general public is invited to attend.

These facilities, designed to enhance student wellness, give USF students the opportunity to work out on more than 100 pieces of new cardio equipment and choose from a wide variety of nutritious meal options.

The Campus Recreation Center renovation focused on the fitness area, tripling the square footage and offering numerous amenities including a high-tech cardio floor with cable television, Internet access, and on-demand content. The center also now features an indoor running track, theater-style cycling studio, new gymnasium, personal training suite, and student workroom.

After a workout, students can walk across the lawn to Champion's Choice and dine on a variety of nutrition-focused offerings that include pre-workout high carb meals; low fat, high protein meals; healthy comfort foods; and fresh salads and sandwiches.

Health conscious diners can download the nutritional content on one of ten iPads in the facility. All diners will contribute to a greener environment by using the hall's eco-friendly bamboo and polypropylene dinnerware and drinkware.

Champion's Choice can accommodate 250 people and also features Toro's Jamba Juice and a convenience store with on-the-go meal selections.

The expanded and renovated Campus Recreation Center and Champion's Choice dining hall were funded by Capital Improvement Trust Fund, USF Infrastructure, A&S Funds, and USF Business Services.

The $17.1 million project features about 42,000 square feet of new construction and 20,000 square feet of renovated and remodeled space.

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